Vaccine and Therapeutics Development During a Pandemic

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 12:15 p.m.

This presentation is part of the Physician-Scientist Series hosted by the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. In this presentation, Dr. Hana El Sahly discusses her career as a physician-scientist in the field of molecular virology and microbiology. She shares her insights and experience of designing a Phase III COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

This Department of Medicine Grand Rounds session took place on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 12:15 P.M.

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Needs Statement

Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to be regularly updated with the recent advances and guidelines in the fields of internal medicine and quality improvement to increase clinical knowledge, and to implement the advances and guidelines in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Review what formative clinical research training prepares a physician-scientist for a pandemic research response.
  • Describe the key elements of designing a phase 3 vaccine clinical trial to investigate COVID-19.
  • Explain the findings from the phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Fellows
  • Residents

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Director

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

Term of Approval

September 1, 2021 through September 30, 2023. Original release date: September 1, 2021.

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Presenter

  1. Hana El Sahly, M.D.

    Hana El Sahly, M.D.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Program Director

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:
    • Advisory Committee Membership: Moderna TX, Inc. (Chair, Adjudication Committee)

Planning Committee Members

  1. Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Richard J. Hamill, M.D.

    Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:
    • Advisory Committee Membership: Moderna TX, Inc. (Chair, Adjudication Committee)
  2. Erica Lescinskas, M.D.

    Erica Lescinskas, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  3. Ruchit Rana, M.D.

    Ruchit Rana, M.D.

    Internal Medicine Resident
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  4. Zaven Sargsayan, M.D.

    Zaven Sargsayan, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine and Ben Taub Hospital

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  5. Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed.

    Chirayu Shah, M.D., M.Ed.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  6. Stephanie Sherman, M.D.

    Stephanie Sherman, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Contributor

  1. Hana El Sahly, M.D.

    Hana El Sahly, M.D.

    Associate Professor
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

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Presenter:

  1. Hana El Sahly, M.D.

    Hana El Sahly, M.D.

    Associate Professor Baylor College of Medicine