Path Grand Rounds: Dr. Keith Jerome (Fred Hutch/UW)

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Keith Jerome, MD, PhD
Head, Virology Division, UW Laboratory Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Fred Hutch/University of Washington

Date & Time

June 17, 2020 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm


Online Meeting


Keith Jerome, MD, PhD

Professor, Laboratory Medicine, Virology Division, University of Washington

Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


“Six Months of the US COVID-19 Outbreak”

COVID-19, the clinical disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, emerged in late 2019 and has become a global pandemic. The first US cases occurred in the Seattle area, and the University of Washington has been a leader in the national effort to combat the disease. This talk will cover the UW Virology response to COVID-19, and show how collaborative efforts in viral sequencing, RT-PCR testing, and now serologic testing have informed our understanding of the virus and improved our care for UW Medicine patients and the population of our region.


After viewing this lecture, attendees should be able to:

1) Understand the role of sequencing in tracing transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

2) Explain the importance and limitations of RT-PCR testing for COVID-19.

3) Explain the interpretation and limitations of serologic testing for COVID-19.