June 6, 2024

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta to conduct interactive session with WSU on June 12

Public Health
Sanjay Gupta, M.D., chief medical correspondent for CNN, will discuss “Echoes of the Past: Examining Reemerging Infections and Challenges in Immunization" with Wayne State University students and faculty June 12.

Faculty and students of Wayne State University will have a chance to hear and learn directly from Sanjay Gupta, M.D., chief medical correspondent for CNN, during a June 12 interactive discussion.

“Echoes of the Past: Examining Reemerging Infections and Challenges in Immunization,” presented by the School of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, will delve into the topics of reemerging infections and the hurdles faced in immunization.

All members of the WSU community are welcome to join in the interactive discussion, scheduled for noon to 1 p.m.

The session will be moderated by Professor of Internal Medicine Teena Chopra, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Gupta is the multiple journalism award-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN and host of the CNN podcast “Chasing Life.” A practicing neurosurgeon, he plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news.

Since 2001, Dr. Gupta has covered some of the most important health stories in the United States and around the world. On March 9, 2020, he an op-ed announcing the network would refer to the novel coronavirus outbreak as a “pandemic,” ahead of the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Throughout 2020 and into 2021, he reaffirmed his role as a trusted guide to viewers worldwide on navigating between facts and fiction surrounding COVID-19 and the pandemic.

In addition to his work for CNN, Dr. Gupta is an associate professor of Neurosurgery at Emory University Hospital and associate chief of Neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He serves as a diplomat of the American Board of Neurosurgery. In 2019, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Gupta received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a doctorate of medicine degree from the University of Michigan Medical School.

Teena Chopra, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Chopra is the assistant dean of Faculty Development and Coaching, and a professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is also the corporate medical director of Hospital Epidemiology, Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship at Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, and is a founding member of the WSU Center for Emerging and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Chopra has a special interest in immunization and studying the epidemiology of infections, including Clostridium difficile and multi-drug resistant organisms. She championed the mammoth task of leading the COVID-19 pandemic for Wayne State University and the DMC. She serves on the president’s COVID-19 task force and the president’s Public Health Committee. She has appeared in countless media and print interviews, including with CNN, FOX, NPR and TIME magazine.

RSVP for the event here.

The event will be streamed at wayne.edu/live. If you are unable to attend, a recording will be posted online after the event.

For more information, please contact Kate Laimbeer at 313-577-0216 or gq1362@wayne.edu.

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