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STATUS List Spotlights

A Virtual Event Series

There has never been a better time to recognize, and learn from, stand-out individuals in the life sciences. In our STATUS List Spotlights series, you’ll hear directly from members of our inaugural list. Join us to understand their stories, ask them questions about their work, and learn about their own journeys in changing health and medicine. Register for one or more of the sessions, and watch past conversations, below.

Spotlight speakers

Along with each of the speakers below, you’ll also briefly hear from our sponsor speaker, Dr. Garth Graham, Director and Global Head of YouTube Health, who will discuss how authoritative, culturally relevant video content can help bridge some of these gaps in care.

May 10

Dr. Oni Blackstock & Dr. Uché Blackstock

Founder and Executive Director, Health Justice & Founder and CEO, Advancing Health Equity

Watch their conversation here.

july 26

Admiral Rachel L. Levine

Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services

Sept 20

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S.

Incoming Editor-in-Chief, JAMA and the JAMA Network

Dec 6

To be announced

STATUS Spotlight: A Trailblazer for Transgender Rights
ft. Admiral Rachel L. Levine

July 26, 2022; 2:00 p.m. ET 

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-reaffirming care. Sign up to get more insight into her work and her aims for her new role.

STATUS Spotlight: Leading JAMA Through Turmoil
ft. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, M.D., Ph.D.

September 20, 2022; 1:00 p.m. ET

The new JAMA editor-in-chief, health equity advocate Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, will share how she plans to steer the prestigious publication through the racial turbulence that saw the resignation of its previous top editor. Sign up to learn about her aspirations for the journal’s journey forward.

Register for the Spotlight sessions

This February, STAT published our first annual STATUS List – a project aimed at recognizing impactful individuals in health, medicine, and science. Although there are countless contenders to choose from, we selected just 46 – an homage to the number of chromosomes in human DNA.

View the list