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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 heard directly from members of our inaugural list as they shared how they are changing the way health and medicine are understood and practiced.

Spotlight Session Archive


May 10

The Sisters Changing the Course of Medicine ft. Dr. Oni Blackstock & Dr. Uché Blackstock

Hear about the work they’ve done to fight Covid-19 in Black and Latino communities, battle systemic racism and inequality in health care institutions, and so much more.

Watch their conversation here.


July 26 2:00 PM ET

Blazing a Trail for Transgender Rights ft. Admiral Rachel L. Levine

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.

Watch her conversation here.


Sept 20 1:00 PM ET

Leading JAMA Through Turmoil ft. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo

Hear how the new JAMA Editor-in-Chief plans to steer the prestigious publication through the racial turbulence that saw the resignation of its previous top editor.

Watch her conversation here.


Dec 6 2:00 PM ET

A Conversation with Otis Brawley

Otis Brawley, a luminary in the battle against cancer and professor of oncology and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, speaks with reporter Matthew Herper about his work charting a more equitable future for cancer care.

Watch his conversation here.


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