How to Support & Retain Early Career Physician-Scientists / Impact of COVID-19 on This Cohort
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When: Saturday, April 4th, 2020
2:00 PM EDT
Where: United States
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Kwan

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Physician scientists at the resident/fellow/junior faculty level are particularly vulnerable to leaking out of the pipeline due to numerous factors including misalignment of economic incentives, challenges with getting grants, and pressure to perform clinical duties. We will discuss the current state of affairs for these early career physician scientists, optimal ways to support this cohort as they transition through their career stages, unique challenges faced, ways we can help (advocacy, policy changes, etc), and the importance of diversity with a world-renowned panel of experts. We will also be hearing their responses to COVID-19 and learn strategies to mitigate research interruption.

Invited speakers:

Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the NIH
Kay Lund, PhD, Director of the Division of Biomedical Research Workforce at the NIH
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, vice dean for Population Health & Health Equity and chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UCSF
Sindy Escobar Alvarez, PhD, Senior Program Officer for Medical Research at Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
David Hafler, MD, Professor of Neurology and Immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine
Nancy J. Brown, MD, Dean of Yale School of Medicine

This session will be moderated by Jennifer M, Kwan, MD, PhD (Yale University School of Medicine; @jennkwanmdphd) and Evan Noch, MD, PhD (Weill Cornell; @evannoch). If you have any questions for the speakers, our moderators would love to hear from you on Twitter!

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This session is presented as part of the 2020 APSA Virtual Meeting. See the event page for a full agenda and description of events. All interactive sessions, including this one, will be equipped with real-time captioning. If you would benefit from this service, please use the following link to view the captions:

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