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UWI Science Research featured on “Fighting COVID-19: Science in Action” - Series 3

On August 19, 2020, the Faculty of Science and Technology hosted the third series (finale) for the virtual forum entitled: “Fighting COVID-19: Science in Action”. The forum was moderated by Dr. Marvadeen Singh-Wilmot (Department of Chemistry) and detailed how science, and in particular UWI science, is helping our region in the fight against COVID-19. The forum highlighted the importance of international cooperation through Commonwealth Chemistry while dissecting the connection between 5G and COVID-19, and the contribution of students in tackling this pandemic. The forum also gave insight on healthcare and education in the post-COVID era. The forum has been viewed over 450 times since it was first aired. In case you missed it, please click the link:

The must see presentations included:

  1. International Scientific Cooperation: An Immediate Imperative – Commonwealth

    Dr. Vicki Gardiner, President, Commonwealth Chemistry

               (Minute 5:11)

  1. Jamaica Natural Products and their Value in Addressing Regional Health Challenges

    Dr. David Picking Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Natural Products Institute Faculty of Science and Technology, The UWI, Mona

              (Minute 29:58)

  1. Tackling COVID-19 Misconceptions:  Coronavirus and 5G : Is there a connection?

    Dr. Louis-Ray Harris, Lecturer, Dept. of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, The UWI, Mona

               (Minute 1:03:50)

  1. Economic Response to COVID-19

    Dr. Peter-John Gordon, Lecturer, Dept. of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, The UWI, Mona

               (Minute 1:33:58)

  1. Science and Technology in the post-COVID world: Redefining Healthcare

    Dr. Samantha Nicholson-Spence, Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The UWI, Mona

              (Minute 2:09:23)

  1. COVID-19: Reimaging Education - Thinking Big

    Dr. Rebecca Tortello Educational Specialist UNICEF, Jamaica

              (Minute 2:26:08)

  1. Graduate Students’ response to COVID-19

    Mr. Marcel Denny Graduate Student and Postgraduate Student Representative Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, The UWI, Mona

              (Minute 2:50:26)

Published on 28 Aug, 2020

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