IALS COVID-19 Town Hall and Q&A-Recap

Here is a recap of the short presentations from clinical and research leaders on the current COVID-19 pandemic which took place on Friday, April 24, 2020 from 1-3 p.m. As well as the question and answer period. Our host is Dr. Peter Reinhart, Founding Director for the Institute for Applied Life Sciences.


COVID-19 in Western MA – Current State and Next Steps (and Q & A)

Andrew W. Artenstein, MD, Chief Physician Executive and Chief Academic Officer Baystate Health

BayState Health

How can COVID-19 Modeling Inform Decisions

Nick Reich, Associate Professor, SPHHS, UMass Amherst

Reich Lab-COVID-19 Forecast Hub

Serological Surveys to Assess SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Prevalence in Massachusetts using Self-Sampling

Andrew Lover, Assistant Professor, SPHHS, UMass Amherst

Lover Lab

COVID-19 Virus and Antibody Testing During the Reopening of the Campus

George Corey, Director, UHS, UMass Amherst

University Health Services

UMass Amherst COVID-19 Response Teams

Face Shields – Meghan Huber, College of Engineering; UMass Amherst

UMass Face Shield

UMass Amherst COVID-19 Response Teams

VTM – Mike Daley, Cell Culture Facility, IALS, UMass Amherst

Viral Transport Media


Questions and answers from our panelists, Prof. Nick Reich, Prof. Andrew Lover, Dr. George Gorey, Prof. Megan Huber, and Mike Daley.