Symposium Recording: Research Resilience in the Age of COVID-19

Insights from Sponsors and Investigators

July 26, 2020

Click here for Duke University's Mini-Symposium Recording





Thursday, July 9

2:00 - 4:30 pm


CTSA Co-Hosts: Duke, UNC, and Wake Forest


The event includes:

·       Brief presentations by representatives from NIH, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund, advising participants of current funding priorities

·       A “pivot panel” including senior researchers sharing lessons about when and how to pivot research direction or how to manage unanticipated obstacles in one’s research trajectory

·       Breakout sessions moderated by experienced investigators, allowing for more in-depth discussion and tailored guidance


Join us for this information exchange and discussion on how best to navigate existing challenges in the research domain.


2-2:10                 Welcome & Opening Remarks

Steve Grambow, PhD, Duke CTSI Workforce Development Co-Director

Ebony Boulware, MD, Duke CTSI Director


2:10-3:00            Sponsor Panel

Introduced and moderated by Morris Weinberger, PhD, UNC, NC TraCS Education Director



Mercedes Rubio, PhD, NCATS Program Director, NIH

Victoria McGovern, PhD, Senior Program Officer, Burroughs-Wellcome Fund

Betsy Myers, PhD, Program Director for Medical Research, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation


3:00-3:05            Break


3:05-3:55            Pivot Panel

Introduced by Donald McClain, MD, PhD, Wake Forest CTSI Director

Moderated by Kevin Weinfurt, PhD, Duke CTSI Workforce Development Co-Director



Suzanne Danhauer, PhD, Professor, Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest

Michael Dee Gunn, MD, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Duke

Stephen Kritchevsky, PhD, Former Director for KL2 program, Wake Forest

Steven R. Patierno, PhD, Deputy Director, Duke Cancer Institute

Sean Sylvia, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, UNC

Kathryn Weaver, PhD, Associate Director for KL2 program, Wake Forest


3:55-4:25            Breakout Groups


Please jump from 1:56:23 to 2:27:45 in the recording to skip over the breakout sessions which were not recorded to hear the closing remarks by Nicholas Shaheen.



4:25-4:30            Closing Remarks

                             Nicholas Shaheen, MD, MPH, UNC, NC TraCS Co-Director