Higher rates of underlying chronic disease, coupled with greater likelihood of employment in essential industries creates a perfect storm making people of color both more likely to get infected with COVID-19 and, once infected, more likely to have a negative outcome. Through this virtual discussion series, we will provide a platform to discuss and identify opportunities in support of an equity focused approach to COVID-19 recovery and response efforts. In this session we will explore pressing questions about how to approach development and roll out of a COVID-19 vaccine in a fashion that acknowledges and is sensitive to the challenges of systemic racism.
Carrie D. Wolinetz, Ph.D.,
Acting Chief of Staff, and Associate Director for Science Policy
Director of the Office of Science Policy (OSP)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
As leader of OSP, Dr. Wolinetz advises the NIH Director on science policy matters of significance to the agency, the research community, and the public, on a wide range of issues including human subjects protections, biosecurity, biosafety, genomic data sharing, regenerative medicine, the organization and management of NIH, and the outputs and values of NIH-funded research. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Wolinetz worked on biomedical research policy issues as the Deputy Director for Federal Affairs at the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Director of Scientific Affairs and Public Relations at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). She also served as the President of United for Medical Research, a leading NIH advocacy coalition. She has a BS in animal science from Cornell University, and she received her Ph.D in animal science from The Pennsylvania State University, where her area of research was reproductive physiology.
October 6, 2020
12:00 to 2:00 P.M.
Virtual panel and dialogue series
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