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Episode 1: A public health approach to overcoming the pandemic
BIO5 COVID-19 seed grant awardee Dr. Kristen Pogreba Brown talks about her CoVHORT study.
Brittany Uhlorn, BIO5 Institute

At the University of Arizona's BIO5 Institute, we're focused on tackling complex challenges such as disease, hunger, water and food safety, and other health and environmental issues facing our families, communities and the world.

BIO5 brings together hundreds of multifaceted experts that include world-class bioscientists, engineers, physicians, and computational researchers in a team science environment designed to creatively solve difficult problems. This approach has resulted in disease prevention strategies, promising new therapies, innovative diagnostics and devices, and improved food crops.

Science Talks: a conversation hosted by UArizona’s BIO5 Institute, is a podcast and video series highlighting the important research and innovation happening at BIO5. 

Science Talks hosts and BIO5 staff members interview researchers representing the Institute's core mission areas, initiatives, events, programs and more. Through these candid interviews, listeners get a close-up look at the research aimed at tackling the world's biggest challenges and will understand how it impacts all of us, our state and our world.

Episode 1: A public health approach to COVID-19

Soon after the pandemic started, more than half a million dollars was rapidly reallocated to supply 13 interdisciplinary teams with immediate funding to pursue basic science, technology, clinical or population-based research projects that directly address COVID-19.

In this episode, Brooke Moreno and Sean Cadin talk with BIO5 COVID-19 seed grant awardee Dr. Kristen Pogreba Brown, BIO5 member and assistant professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, about her CoVHORT study.