AAHCI-LAC Webinar | Impact of Research during COVID-19

Tuesday, September 8 at 2:00 pm São Paulo time

AAHCI LAC regional office host University of São Paulo Medical School (FMUSP ) is organizing a Webinar on the “Impact of Research during COVID-19”. Research and development is a core function of academic health centers, and as the world is tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions have had to reprogram – or event shut down many – “non-essential” research projects in favor of work on the novel coronavirus. In some nations, there is concern about the impact of shifting attention away from research for other diseases, such as production of malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis tests. With lockdowns and resource shifting, there are limitations, challenges, and lessons learned for researchers which will be addressed in this Webinar of the LAC region, including a US perspective.

Register for the webinar here .


  • Rejane Grotto, PhD
    Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) Medical School, Brazil
  • Ester Sabino, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Department of Infectious Diseases Department
    University of Sao Paulo Medical School (FMUSP), Brazil
  • Kurt Amsler, PhD
    Associate Dean for Research and Professor
    Department of Biomedical Sciences
    NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA
  • Mauricio Chaparro, MD MSc
    Head, Medical Education Department, Faculty Member
    Geneticist and Epidemiologist
    Universidad delRosario - Mederi University Hospital
  • Arturo Santos, MD, PhD
    Associate Dean for Postgraduate and Research
    Tecnologico de Monterrey School of Medicine and Health Sciences


  • Valeria Aoki, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor and Director of the Immunodermatology Laboratory
    Department of Dermatology
    Vice-President-International Relations Office
    University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Brazil