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Samsung regularly hosts global leaders and experts to share insights about their cutting edge research and unique experiences. Recordings of these sessions, which happen either at our San Jose campus or now virtually, are shared below. Watch these recordings and learn about trends and cutting edge technology that stand to make a big impact on our future.

May 04, 2021

Vaccinations & The Next Phase of COVID-19

Dr. Shafir will provide an update on COVID-19 vaccines, the distribution rollout in the United States, and guidelines for the fully vaccinated population. She will share an update on herd immunity and what the “new normal” may look like.

Shira Shafir

Dr. Shira Shafir is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is also the Director of the Master of Public Health for Health Professionals. An infectious disease epidemiologist with expertise in neglected tropical diseases and infectious diseases of poverty, she holds an MPH in infectious diseases from UC Berkeley and a PhD in Epidemiology and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Global Health from Community Health Sciences at UCLA. Dr. Shafir is currently leading the monitoring and evaluation of the UCLA initiative, in partnership with UCSF and the California Department of Public Health to train COVID-19 contact tracers and case investigators. She has been working with hospitals across the country on the epidemiology of COVID-19.