Spectrum News: UC students create class about COVID-19

UC student discusses the Science of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rahul Patel, a senior studying medical sciences at, is one of a handful of UC students who helped to create the course titled Science of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was conceptualized by the students under the mentorship of William Miller, PhD, professor of molecular genetics and director of the Molecular Genetics Graduate Program, and Anil Menon, PhD, associate dean of undergraduate education in the UC College of Medicine.

The class includes a series of 13 lectures from faculty in the College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center who are actively conducting research in or caring for patients with COVID-19. These lectures address the disease’s virology, impact on organ systems, detection and treatment, epidemiology, vaccination and psychosocial impact on society. Patel and Dr. Miller spoke with Spectrum News journalist Camri Nelson about the course which offers two hours of credit for undergraduates. Course directors will make all lectures available to the public on their website.

Listen to the interview with Spectrum News.

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