Scientists started sharing significantly more data with one another, rather than protecting their findings. Synagogues starting using Zoom for services and even permitted a minyan to be constituted virtually. So many parts of our daily lives, both professionally and personally, were transformed by the pandemic. One might even suggest that Covid changed the rules—regardless of what field you are in.
Join Dr. Alan Leshner, Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz, for a conversation about whether Covid changed the rules, moderated by Dr. Marni Hall.
Alan I. Leshner is Chief Executive Officer, Emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and former Executive Publisher of the journal Science. Previously he was Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health and Deputy Director and Acting Director of the National Institute of Mental Health. He also served in a variety of positions at the National Science Foundation. Before joining the government, Dr. Leshner was Professor of Psychology at Bucknell University. Dr. Leshner is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine and served two terms on the National Science Board. Dr. Leshner received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physiological psychology from Rutgers University and an A.B. in psychology from Franklin and Marshall College. He has been awarded seven honorary degrees.
Marni Hall is Vice President of Global Regulatory Science and Strategy at IQVIA. In this role Dr Hall provides scientific oversight and strategic direction of novel evidence generation approaches to address health equity, and to advance patient centricity. She works closely with policy makers and scientific thought leaders on the expanded use of real-world evidence. Prior to IQVIA she held leadership positions at PatientsLikeMe and the Food and Drug Administration. Dr Hall is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, and a Trustee of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dr Hall holds Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and in society, technology, and policy from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She also holds a master’s degree in public health and a master’s degree in biochemistry and a PhD in toxicology from Columbia University.
This project is part of an international program entitled “Scientists in Synagogues,” a grass-roots initiative run by Sinai and Synapses in consultation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion, and funded by the John Templeton Foundation, along with other individual donors.