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Convergence, Transdisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Research: What and Why?

This event is the first webinar in the Converge to Transform series.

Converge to Transform is a webinar series to engage the CUNY community and key stakeholders in the vital task of shaping the future of our interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and convergence research programs for the public good. Events in the series will include keynote presentations, online talks and a culminating virtual Twitter poster session.


2:00 pm Opening Remarks

Annette “Nina” Gray, Ph.D., Executive Director, ASRC and Associate Dean for the Sciences, The Graduate Center

2:10 pm Convergence, Transdisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Research: What and Why?

Tamera Schneider, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor and Vice Provost for Research, CUNY

2:25 pm Impact Area Talks: Tracking, Treating and Stemming COVID-19

  • Talk 1: Epidemic intelligence to inform the public health response to the SARS/COV2 pandemic
    Denis Nash, Ph.D., M.P.H., Executive Director, CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH) and Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology, CUNY School of Public Health
  • Talk 2: Genomic epidemiology: building genomic, geographic, and informatics resources for public-health surveillance
    Weigang Qiu, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Hunter College
  • Talk 3: Synthetic Carbohydrate Receptors with Potent Antiviral Activity
    Adam Braunschweig, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Nanoscience Initiative, ASRC and Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Hunter College
3:10 pm Moderated Q&A
3:30 pm Breakout Discussion Session (Optional)


Registration is required by 10 am on the date of the webinar. Only registered participants will receive instructions on how to join and be eligible to participate in the virtual poster session on June 23, 2020. Instructions and event updates will be emailed to your registered email.

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Note that you do NOT need to register again if you signed-up previously for the original, in-person event. Contact asrc.event@gc.cuny.edu with questions.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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May 7, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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