9:00 a.m.       


Moderator: Susan M. Wolf, JD, Distinguished McKnight Professor, McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy; Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law; Professor of Medicine; Chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota

Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD Vice President for Clinical Affairs, Dean of the Medical School, Distinguished McKnight Professor, University of Minnesota

9:15 a.m.

Conducting research in a pandemic: Advancing ethics and equity

Moderator: Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Regents Professor; McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health; Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy, University of Minnesota

Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, Professor of Health Policy & Management, University of Maryland; Director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity; and Principal Investigator (with Dr. Sandra Quinn) for the NIH-NIMHD Center of Excellence in Race, Ethnicity & Health Disparities Research

Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA, Director, Urban Indian Health Institute; Chief Research Officer, Seattle Indian Health Board 

10:15 a.m.                         

Moving fast: Should we think differently about research design and levels of evidence in a pandemic?

Moderator: James D. Neaton, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota

Christine Grady, MSN, PhD, Chief, Department of Bioethics; Head, Section on Human Subjects Research, NIH Clinical Center 

Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP, Chief Healthcare Innovation Officer, Distinguished Professor and Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Health System; Section Editor, Caring for the Critically Ill, JAMA 

11:15 a.m.                        


11:30 a.m.   

Learning while saving lives: How should we reconcile research and clinical care in the pandemic?

Moderator: Susan Kline, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Co-Director of the General Infectious Disease service, and Physician Director of Antimicrobial Management, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, University of Minnesota

Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, Alfred & Jill Sommer Professor and Chair, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology; Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Jason V. Baker, MD, MS, FIDSA, Chief, Infectious Diseases, Hennepin Healthcare; Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine & Institute for Molecular Virology, University of Minnesota 

12:30 p.m.                              

Panel discussion – “Is COVID changing research ethics?”

Moderator: Christopher J. Cramer, PhD, Vice President for Research; Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota

Mary J. Owen, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health; Director, Center of American Indian and Minority Health, University of Minnesota Medical School

Douglas Yee, MD, John H. Kersey Chair in Cancer Research; Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology; Director, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota 

Nneka O. Sederstrom, PhD, MPH, MA, FCCP, FCCM, Chief Health Equity Officer, Hennepin Healthcare

Sarah Lim, MBBCh, Medical Specialist 2, Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control, Minnesota Department of Health 

J. Michael Oakes, PhD, Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health; Associate Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota

Richard R. Sharp, PhD, Director, Biomedical Ethics Program, Center for Individualized Medicine Bioethics Program, and the Clinical and Translational Research Ethics Program, Mayo Clinic

1:25 p.m.     

Closing Remarks 

  Susan M. Wolf, JD
1:30 p.m.