2020 Research Meeting

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Public Health Crises: The Research Community’s Critical Role in Readiness, Response, and Recovery

The crucial role that academic health centers play during global health emergencies and public health crises has never been more clear. And, the groundbreaking research conducted at academic health centers not only leads to medical breakthroughs and innovative discoveries, but contributes in important and substantive ways to every aspect of public health crises. Please join us at the 2020 AAHC Research Meeting, themed Public Health Crises: The Research Community's Critical Role in Readiness, Response, and Recovery, to share your experiences in this vital area. The meeting will explore lessons learned from COVID-19 and other timely topics, including mental health, gun safety, health disparities, and more. Take part in these engaging dialogues on the important work happening at our institutions.


The program will include:

  • Roundtables
    • Best practices for increasing racial diversity in the research community
    • Restarting research activities in the wake of COVID-19
  • Panel Discussions
    • Recovering bench research and clinical research missions: how the research mission of academic health centers is recovering from the COVID pandemic
    • Strategies for increasing racial diversity within the scientific workforce
    • International collaborations, contributions, and barriers
  • Keynote Presentation
    • Mary Woolley, President & CEO, Research!America