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Editor’s note: A livestream of the conversation will be embedded below at 2:00 pm.

This February, STAT published our first STATUS List. This annual project aims to be the most definitive accounting of impactful individuals in health, medicine, and science. Some are well-known as changemakers; others are largely unheralded heroes. But all have compelling stories to tell. Now, in our STATUS List Spotlight series, you’ll hear from some of these individuals. You’ll get the chance to better understand their stories and their journeys to change health and medicine.


Hear from the first transgender federal official confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Admiral Rachel L. Levine, who is working to protect the rights of trans people during a time when some states are restricting access to gender-affirming care.

Featured Speakers

  • Admiral Rachel L. Levine, assistant secretary for health, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Nicholas St. Fleur, general assignment reporter; associate editorial director of events, STAT (moderator)
  • Garth Graham, M.D., MPH, director and global head of healthcare and public health, head of YouTube Health (sponsor speaker)

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