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Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development - School of Medicine - Wayne State University

The Wayne State University School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development welcomes all members of our community to join us for a special interactive discussion: 

Pandemic Lessons and Role of Faculty in Pandemic Preparedness

Join us for a Fireside Coffee Chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Teena Chopra, Assistant Dean of Coaching and Professional Development. During this 40-minute coffee chat, you will learn about lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and how faculty can be more engaged in pandemic preparedness.

The event will be streamed at  If you are unable to attend, a recording will be posted online.

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.


Teena Chopra

Teena Chopra M.D., M.P.H. is the Assistant Dean of Faculty development and coaching, and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, at Wayne State University. She is also the Corporate Medical Director of Hospital Epidemiology, Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship at Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University. Her research interests include Epidemiology of Health care associated Infections, Infection Prevention Antibiotic Stewardship and Immunization.

Dr. Chopra has published over 90 papers in various journals and book chapters. Additionally, she has independently reviewed over 60 journal articles. Dr. Chopra has a special interest in immunization and studying the epidemiology of infections, including Clostridium difficile and Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms. Dr Chopra has championed the mammoth task of leading the COVID-19 pandemic for Wayne State University and DMC. She is serving on the president’s COVID task force and on the President’s Public health committee. She has appeared on countless media and print interviews including CNN, FOX, NPR and TIME magazine. She is fellow of Executive Leadership Academy of Medicine (ELAM) 2022-23. She has extensive experience in coaching and mentoring trainees and faculty.

Guest Speaker:

Anthony Fauci

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. is an American physician-scientist and a Distinguished University Professor in the Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine.  He also holds an additional appointment in the university’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Previously, Dr. Fauci served as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, from 1984 to 2022. Dr. Fauci was a key advisor to seven Presidents on global HIV/AIDS issues, and on preparedness against emerging infectious disease threats.  He also served as the Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden. Dr. Fauci was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has helped save more than 25 million lives throughout the developing world.

Dr. Fauci is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and many other professional societies.  He has received numerous awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Science, and the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service.  He has been awarded 61 honorary doctoral degrees from universities in the United States and throughout the world and is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 1,400 scientific publications.