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Dec 2, 2020


Join Dr. Gerry Clancy and his guest, Dr. Patricia Winokur, as they discuss safety and efficacy results from COVID-19 vaccine trials and take a close look specifically at the mechanism for action of mRNA vaccines.

Gerard Clancy, MD, Senior Associate Dean for External Affairs and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Patricia L. Winokur, MD, Executive Dean and Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Financial Disclosures
Dr. Gerard Clancy and the members of the planning committee for Rounding@IOWA have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Patricia Winokur has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:  

  • Pfizer, Inc. - Sponsored Research
  • Johnson & Johnson - Family has stock

Educational Objectives - After listening to this podcast, learners should be able to:

  1. Discuss the study design for the COVID-19 vaccine trials and the questions we are starting to be able to answer.
  2. Discuss the questions for which we are still awaiting solid answers.
  3. Communicate to patients what the early results of these vaccine trials mean with respect to controlling the pandemic.
  4. Describe what the roll-out of access to these vaccines might look like.
  5. Discuss the safety profile, benefits and risks of mRNA vaccines.

Date Recorded:  11/17/2020