"Children and the COVID-19 Pandemic" with Dr. Lael Yonker
This event will be held in the future when we are able to host our Forums at the Hampshire House again. Please check back on our calendar.
Join us to listen to Dr. Lael Yonker!
Lael Yonker, MD is a pediatric pulmonary physician-scientist, committed to improving the care of children with pneumonia and respiratory diseases. Dr. Yonker is the Director of the MGH Cystic Fibrosis Center and Co-Director of the MGH Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Center. Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has led the Pediatric COVID-19 Biorepository at the Massachusetts General Hospital and has helped shape our understanding of how SARS-CoV-2 effects newborns, infants, children and young adults. Her research focuses on inflammatory responses to airway infections and she is investigating the impacts of viral load and immune responses in children with SARS-CoV-2 infection or the late COVID-19-related inflammatory illness, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). She is a mother of two school aged children.