SAC 2021 Agenda

Join Us for Two Days of Amazing Science!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | VIRTUAL POSTER SESSION

2:00 – 5:00 PM |  CELEBRATION OF SCIENCE

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Peter L. Slavin, MD, President, Massachusetts General Hospital

ECOR REPORT
David E. Fisher, MD, PhD, Chair, Executive Committee on Research (ECOR), Chief of Dermatology

CLASS OF 2021 MGH RESEARCH SCHOLARS
Susan A. Slaugenhaupt, PhD, Scientific Director, Mass General Research Institute

MARTIN PRIZE FOR FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH

  • Large-Scale Topological Changes Restrain Malignant Progression in Colorectal Cancer
    Martin Aryee, PhD, Center for Cancer Research

MARTIN PRIZE FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH

  • Trial of Sodium Phenylbutyrate-Taurursodiol for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD, Healey Center for ALS

HOWARD M. GOODMAN FELLOWSHIP

  • Development and Application of Therapeutic Genome Editing Technologies
    Benjamin Kleinstiver, PhD, Center for Genomic Medicine

HOWARD M. GOODMAN FELLOWSHIP

  • Neuro-immune Circuits Controlling the Initiation of Allergic Immunity
    Caroline Sokol, MD, PhD, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

Thursday, April 8, 2021

COVID Lessons Learned: Scientific and Community Impact

10:00 – 12:00 PM | COVID-19, HEALTH EQUITY AND DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF POPULATION AND HEALTH CARE DELIVERY TEAM SCIENTIST 

Welcome | Peter L. Slavin, MD, President, Massachusetts General Hospital

PART I: DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION

  • Completing the Translational Research Arc at MGH from Discovery to Delivery Science and Health Equity
    Stephen Bartels MD, MS, Director, The Mongan Institute
     
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Research Faculty- Challenges and Opportunities
    Katrina A. Armstrong, MD, Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine
     
  • Advancing Equity and Diversity and Growing the Pipeline of the Next Generation of Population and Health Care Delivery Scientists:
    the MGH COVID-Corps Research Internship Program
    Long Nguyen MD, MS, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology
    Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH, Director, Disparities Solutions Center
     
  • Moderated Q&A Session |Dr. Bartels

PART II: EXAMPLES OF COVID-19 POPULATION AND HEALTH TEAM SCIENCE 

Data Science: Rapid Implementation of Realtime COVID-19 Clinical Epidemiology:

  • Mobile Epidemiology of COVID-19 and the Coronavirus Pandemic Epidemiology (COPE) Consortium
    Andrew Chan MD, MPH, Chief, Clinical Translational and Epidemiology Unit
    David Drew PhD, Division of Gastroenterology

  • Rapid Observational Data Collection for COVID-19 Research at Mass General Brigham
    Andrea Foulkes, ScD, Biostatistics Center
    Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH
    , Division of Infectious Diseases

    Virginia Triant, MD, MPH, Division of Infectious Diseases

  • Informing COVID-19 Public Health Policy Locally and Internationally Through Simulation Modeling
    Krishna Reddy, MD, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critial Care
     
  • Moderated Q&A Session |Dr. Bartels

​Delivery Science: Rapid Development, Testing and Implementation of New Models of Care

  • COVID-19 Health Disparities Research
    Margarita Alegría, PhD, Director, Disparities Research Unit

  • COVID-19: Global Health Equity in Pandemic Response
    Louise Ivers, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Global Health

  • Leveraging Implementation Science to Increase Workforce for Mental Health
    Luana Marques, PhD, Department of Psychiatry

  • Panel Discussion: Junior Investigator COVID-19 Research in Vulnerable Populations
    Julie Levison, MD, MPhil, MPH, Department of Medicine
    Efren Flores, MD, Department of Radiology

    Alister Martin, MD, MPP, Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Moderated Q & A | Dr. Bartels

 12:00 – 1:00 PM | LUNCH

 1:00 – 2:15 PM | COVID-19 INNOVATION
Moderator: Galit Alter, PhD, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard

  • Keynote: COVID-19 From Bench to Globe
    Dr. Alter
  • Technology
    Gary Tearney, MD, PhD, Director, Center for COVID Innovation
  • Diagnostics
    A. John Iafrate, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology
  • Therapeutics
    Keith Flaherty, MD, Department of Medicine, Cancer Center
  • Immunology
    Richelle Charles, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Vaccine Trials
    Ricky Mofsen, DO, Department of Psychiatry
  • Q&A | Dr. Alter

2:15 – 2:45 PM | EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (SAC MEMBERS ONLY)

2:45 – 3:15 PM | DEBRIEF: RESEARCH INSTITUTE STEERING COMMITTEE AND SAC MEMBERS (Closed)