Upcoming Speaker Series
Sponsored by Brotherhood
Sunday, January 10, at 10:00 a.m.
Featuring our own, Dr. Jane Parnes, MD, senior scientist at Amgen
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82870195111
Topic: COVID-19: The Virus, Antibodies and Vaccines
This timely talk will provide valuable insights for all of us concerning COVID-19 and help us understand our treatment options should we become infected. It will begin with an overview of how COVID-19 invades our bodies – in technical terms the pathophysiology of infection by SARS-CoV2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Next, we’ll learn how monoclonal antibodies are used to treat the virus – these antibodies are obtained from people who’ve recovered from COVID-19 and they are how President Trump was treated. Dr. Parnes will then turn to the approaches being taken to develop vaccines to treat COVID-19.
Who is Dr. Parnes?
Dr. Parnes has a very impressive resume. She graduated summa cum laude from Radcliffe/Harvard (1968-1972) and then earned her MD degree from Harvard Medical School (1972-1976). She served as an internal medicine resident at Massachusetts General Hospital (1976-1978), followed by post-doctoral research at both MIT (1978-1979) and the National Institutes of Health (1979-1982). She then moved to Stanford University where she was a Professor of Medicine (1982-2008). She is currently a senior scientist at Amgen where she serves as the Executive Medical Director in Translational Medicine and the Therapeutic Area Head for Inflammation, Cardiometabolic and Neuroscience in Early Development. She is also a Professor Emeritus at Stanford. We are extremely fortunate to have her as a speaker.
While we are unable to provide our normal Sunday morning fare of lox, bagels, cream cheese and other tasty treats, we are working hard to provide stimulating and thought-provoking topics from a broad spectrum of speakers. We hope you’ll find these Sunday morning speaker events enlightening, thought-provoking, entertaining and worthwhile. Our February talk will feature our own Rabbi Emeritus Alan Greenbaum.