2020 Summer Workshop

The Hertz Foundation's 2020 Summer Workshop will take place virtually on Saturday, July 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific using the Zoom video conferencing platform. This year's workshop will focus on COVID-19, showcasing how Hertz Fellows are fulfilling their commitment to serve the nation in times of need. 


Saturday, July 25, 2020
All times Pacific

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Kelly Moynihan and Vyas Ramanan, Co-chairs of the Summer Workshop Committee
Robbee Baker Kosak, President, Hertz Foundation

9:10 – 9:50 a.m.
The Clinical Experience during COVID-19
Elizabeth Stephens, Congenital Cardiac Surgeon, Mayo Clinic

9:50 – 10:30 a.m.
Rapid Nucleic Acid-based Virus Detection
Cheri Ackerman, Cofounder and CEO, Concerto Biosciences
Cameron Myhrvold, Postdoctoral Fellow, Broad Institute

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.

10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Contact Tracing Panel Discussion
Po-Shen Loh, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University (moderator)
William Allen, Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows
Kevin Esvelt, Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab
Jacob Steinhardt, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
William Yu, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Contact us if you have any questions.
Director of Community, Hertz Foundation
925-583-2407 | kgraham@hertzfoundation.org