Article: Six Penn faculty members launch free, open-source course on COVID-19, mRNA vaccines

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Six Penn faculty members launch free, open-source course on COVID-19, mRNA vaccines

Penn Medicine has partnered with the virtual course provider edX to launch a free virtual course taught by six Penn faculty on COVID-19 and the science behind mRNA vaccines. The instructors said they created the course in the hopes that it will help people understand the science of vaccines and encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The virtual course, titled “The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Use of mRNA Vaccines,” is headed by Professor of Medicine Drew Weissman, a pioneer researcher of mRNA vaccine technology. The asynchronous, self-guided course is hosted on the edX website, meaning students can enroll at any time, and edX estimates that it can be completed in two weeks.

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