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ICTR COVID-19 Clinical Research Center Town Hall June 9


This Town Hall examines the impact of media coverage on COVID-19 research across the United States. Over the past year, COVID-19 has dominated the media in the U.S. and abroad. This coverage has often included reporting on COVID-19 clinical research, whether it be the convalescent plasma or vaccination efforts. This has undoubtedly shaped public opinion regarding clinical research, at a time when investigators are seeking participants to take part in their studies.

We will discuss:

  • The impact of health-related misinformation and disinformation on the public health response to COVID-19 (including research)
  • The role of scientists and public health researchers in communicating findings to the public
  • The benefits and challenges of using media for study recruitment

We will also provide an overview of the ethical issues related to each topic.



Mark Sulkowski, MD
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases Johns Hopkins Bayview
Director, COVID-19 Clinical Research Center

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June 09, 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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