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Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Life Science Enterprise

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT

Virtual Event

The National Academies’ Board on Life Sciences will host two panel sessions on October 16 on Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Life Science Enterprise and Inequities in the Life Sciences: Understanding the Issues.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected research, education, and workforce in the life sciences? This session will explore short and long-term consequences of the pandemic on life science research, education and training, career progression as a first step to examining resiliency within the life science research enterprise.

Inequities in the Life Sciences: Understanding the Issues

2:00-3:00 PM

How do such factors as gender, race, and socioeconomic level affect educational, research, and career opportunities in the life sciences? This session will explore consequences associated with inequities in the life sciences, needs for preventing societal injustices, and opportunities for addressing those needs.

Session moderator: Keegan Sawyer, National Academies’ Board on Life Sciences

Panelists:

  • Scott V. Edwards, Harvard University
  • Paul Barber, University of California Los Angeles
  • Edie M. Stringfellow, MassBio
  • Paul Turner, Yale University
  • Shirley Malcom, SEA Change, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Life Science Enterprise

3:10-4:40 PM

Session moderator: Nancy Connell, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Panelists:

  • Susan Singer, Rollins College
  • Arielle Baker, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Jan O. Korbel, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Erik Prentice, 6F
  • Holden Thorp, AAAS/Science
  • Marc Malandro, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Mark Alexander, 100 Black Men of America, Inc

These sessions will be live streamed on the Board on Life Science website

Learn more: http://bit.ly/nasemlifesciences

 

Details

Date:
October 16
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm PDT
Event Category:
Website:
http://bit.ly/nasemlifesciences

Organizer

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Website:
http://www.nationalacademies.org/

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