Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett
Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett is an assistant professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Associate Member of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard.
Previously Dr. Corbett served as a research fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Vaccine Research Center and team lead for coronavirus research, where she and her team rapidly deployed a COVID-19 vaccine in collaboration with Moderna. In all, she has over 15 years of experience studying dengue virus, respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus, and coronaviruses, garnering several prestigious awards, such as the Benjamin Franklin Next Gen Award and the Salzman Memorial Award in Virology.
Combining her research goals with her knack for mentorship, Dr. Corbett invests much of her time in underserved communities as an advocator of STEM education and vaccine awareness.
Suzanne Rheinstein is an interior designer, author and philanthropist. Her passion for culture, the arts and education has led to her involvement in several Los Angeles-based youth organizations. From opening the door to opera for high schoolers to ensuring students have unparalleled access to education centered in social justice, transformative conversations on race, sexual identity, equity and inclusion, Suzanne is deeply committed to creating opportunities and belonging for young people.
Suzanne has also been a long-standing member of The Colleagues, which supports the work of Children’s Institute.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica
and virtually via Zoom
We will follow all safety protocols provided by Los Angeles County and the CDC.