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WEBINAR: COVID-19 Response: The Need for New Approaches and New Voices; Rita Allen Foundation Civic Science Webinar

The Rita Allen Foundation is hosting the “COVID-19 Response: The Need for New Approaches and New Voices” webinar this Friday, March 27, 2020, at 12:00 PM EST.

You can register for the webinar here.

Please read the details about the webinar from the Rita Allen Foundation below:

We find ourselves in the midst of what could become the worst infectious disease outbreak of our time. More than ever, the nation and indeed the world needs scientists — both in the laboratory to conduct research on antivirals and vaccines, but also in civic life in order to inform the public and policy makers and to bring data and evidence to decision making.

We invite you to join a webinar to hear from civic society participants who are working to bring science into the public realm.

Ali Nouri of the Federation of American Scientists will talk about his partnership with NYUGovLab to develop a platform to provide science-based answers to the public’s questions about coronavirus. He will also discuss the work of FAS to crowdsource science advice for members of the US Congress.

We will also be joined by one of the participants of a new initiative — the New Voices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Frances Colon, who will discuss the group’s efforts to help make the Academies respond faster and adapt to today’s challenges. The group has embarked on a set of projects from creating a chatbot to answer the public’s questions on covid19, to using story-telling as a way to get young people to get interested in STEM.

Finally, we will hear from Holly Mayton, co-founder of the National Science Policy Network — early career scientists and engineers who recognize the importance of their seat at the policy table. She will discuss the networks’ efforts to organize and activate the science community to help inform the public and policy makers.

Speakers include:
Adam Jones, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and Karen Andrade, SciencePhilanthropy Alliance Civic Science Fellow, moderators
Ali Nouri, President, Federation of American Scientists
Frances Colon, CEO and President, Jasperi Consulting; participant of the New Voices of the National Academy of the Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Holly Mayton, Co-founder, National Science Policy Network