Alumni webinar: COVID-19

Featuring a panel of US-UK Fulbright alumni, this webinar (4/5/20) explored the impact of COVID-19 from the panellists' varied scientific/medical, human and social perspectives:

  • Dr Louisa Harding-Edgar is an NHS key worker on the COVID-19 frontlines. A general practitioner in Glasgow, she was a Fulbright Scholar to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2016/17.
  • Laiba Husain is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Oxford and is currently working on a UK-wide COVID-19 research project: the PRINCIPLE Trial, evaluating potential treatments for infection in older people. Laiba spent her Fulbright at the University of Birmingham in 2017/18.
  • Professor Stephanie Pincetl founded UCLA’s Center for Sustainable Urban Systems and is interested in what COVID-19 means for the future of cities. She’s still in the UK having had her Fulbright Distinguished Professorship at the University of Manchester interrupted by the virus.
  • Reed Swier is a Senior Equity Associate at NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, having received a Distinguished Award in Teaching to the University of Edinburgh in 2017/18. Reed and his colleagues have recently been working on how to push for equity in schooling during remote/distance learning.