“Impact of COVID19 on recruitment and retention of physician scientists”
Moderators: Jennifer M. Kwan MD, PhD, Evan Noch MD, PhD, and Omar Toubat
Time: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM EST
The American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) will be discussing the impact of COVID-19 on physician scientist training/careers based on results from a national survey and hear from national thought leaders who support physician scientist training and careers: Discussions will include what funding agencies/foundations can do/policies that are needed to help retain physician-scientists through these challenging times of the pandemic.
"COVID-19 and the importance of physician-scientists in addressing current and future pandemics"
Time: 2:30-3:30 PM EST
Moderator: Jennifer M. Kwan MD, PhD
CDC director, Rochelle Walensky MD, MPH, will discuss her journey and research as a physician scientist on the road to the CDC, challenges she overcame and why she thinks physician-scientists are important in translational science/addressing current and future pandemics. She will also discuss what the CDC is doing to support physician-scientists and what she thinks we can do as a country to retain physician-scientists.
Visit the 2021 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting website for more information.
- Evan Noch, MD, PhD
National Institutes of HealthFrancis S. Collins, MD, PhDDirector
Lasker FoundationClaire Pomeroy, MDPresident
National Institutes of HealthKay Lund, PhDBiomedical Workforce Director
Burroughs Wellcome FundLouis Muglia, MD, PhDPresident and CEO
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionRochelle Walensky, MD, MPHDirector
AAMCRoss McKinney Jr., MDChief Scientific Officer