On-Demand Chemistry In Practice: Reduce the Spread of Viruses
A course that aims to give professionals the tools they need to reduce the spread of viruses in their workplaces.
About the Instructor(s)
Developed by the American Chemical Society with the help of leading experts in the subjects of infectious disease, medicinal chemistry and healthcare.
Subject Matter Expert
Dr. Poonum S. Korpe
Assistant Scientist, Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Korpe is a physician scientist, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease, and faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She serves as the course director for the Healthcare Epidemiology course at JHBSPH and attends as an Infectious Disease consultant at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her research is focused on enteric infections in pediatric populations, specifically related to immunity, nutrition, and transmission.
Prof. Courtney Aldrich
University of Minnesota
KC Azavedo, RN,
Carolinas Medical Center
Dr. Jess Lewis,
Medical University of South Carolina
Prof. Nouri Neamati,
University of Michigan
About the Course
Chemistry in Practice: Reduce the Spread of Viruses is a course that aims to give professionals the tools they need to reduce the spread of viruses in their workplaces. The course provides recommendations and explains the science behind the recommendations to ensure professionals can relate their behavioral changes to decreased virus spread. Find out more about the course and register for free access to the first two modules. Learners will receive a certificate upon completion.
What You Will Learn
- Understand the science behind mask effectiveness and social distance mandates
- Evaluate your risk in social situations
- Avoid common mistakes when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
- Learn how a virus infects your body and at what point you become infected
Who Should Attend
This course is ideal for institutions, universities, and companies focusing on reopening, establishing common standards, and risk management.
To support ACS’s mission of public service, modules in this course cover:
- How a virus spreads
- Wearing and caring for masks
- Effective hand hygiene
- Recommendations on gloves and face shields
- Navigating group situations
- Cleaning and disinfecting
- How we fight a virus
- Self-assessment capstone