Walensky said there is still a lot of work needed to fight the pandemic and said vaccines and boosters are the best tools against COVID-19. Her remarks were part of a conversation with President Emeritus Shirley M. Tilghman, professor of molecular biology and public affairs, emeritus. The CDC director also answered questions submitted by seniors and from undergraduate and graduate students seated in McCosh 10 auditorium. The Senior Class Last Lecture series invites speakers from different fields to offer advice on how students can pursue diverse career paths and personal passions after graduation. “Dr. Walensky can provide unparalleled insights into the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as navigating a career in public health,” Class of 2022 treasurer and molecular biology concentrator Mansi Totwani said in her introduction. To read the full story.