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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


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


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


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


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.