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Community Conversations


Variants and Vaccines: Separating Fact from Fiction

Thursday, August 12  |  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CDT
Livestreamed, free and open to all

A community conversation with researchers from UTSA and UT Health San Antonio.

» Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?
» How likely am I to get COVID if I've been vaccinated?
» Is it normal for a virus to mutate?

Hear from San Antonio's preeminent infectious disease experts as they debunk common myths and misinformation about COVID-19. This virtual, interactive event will include plenty of time for chat-based Q&A with our panelists.



Moderator and Panelists

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Bernard Arulanandam, Ph.D., MBA, Moderator
Vice President for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise; Jane and Roland Blumberg Professor in Biology
UTSA

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Erica Sosa, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor, Public Health
UTSA

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Jason Bowling, M.D.
Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases
UT Health San Antonio

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Thomas Patterson, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
UT Health San Antonio


Community Conversations is a series of interactive dialogues with UTSA’s leading faculty experts sharing their insights and research on COVID-19.