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    On the Front Lines: The Way Forward on COVID-19

    In collaboration with the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus, the AAMC held a virtual Congressional briefing on September 24, 2020 to discuss how our nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals are actively responding on the front lines of the pandemic, including by adopting innovative methods to overcome challenges brought on by COVID-19. Panelists also discussed the path forward to mitigating COVID-19, and the immediate, evidence-based, commonsense steps that we can take as a nation to contain the virus and end the pandemic.

    Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus co-chairs Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) and Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) led the event off and were followed by a roundtable discussion among AAMC experts — Atul Grover MD, PhD, executive director of the AAMC Research and Action Institute; Janis Orlowski, MD, MACP, chief health care officer; and Heather Pierce, JD, MPH, senior director for science policy and regulatory counsel — that was moderated by Karen Fisher, JD, AAMC chief public policy officer.