COVID-19 Presents Opportunity and Challenges for Medical and Life Sciences Experts

1976 speakers

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EDT

Join medical and life sciences experts for a lively panel discussion about the impacts of the COVID-19 public health crisis on their work. The pandemic has propelled transformative change and innovation in the health care landscape. This conversation will explore areas where they’ve experienced significant growth since the start of the pandemic, areas that have required pivoting, as well as setbacks and challenges faced. Topics such as COVID-19 patient outcome data, technology adoption and telehealth, novel strategies for rapid worldwide dissemination of information, and the pandemic’s impact on operational priorities and strategic directions will be examined through a series of short talks and moderated conversation before opening it up to audience Q&A. 

The event will highlight perspectives of several members of the Class of 1976: Michele Cyr ’76, P’12, senior associate dean for Academic Affairs at Brown University Alpert Medical School; Alison Brent ’76, medical director, Network of Care & Physician Relations at Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado School of Medicine; Michael Fiore ’76, P’09, University of Wisconsin Hilldale Professor of Medicine and director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) and member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) COVID-19 research team; and Shaun Gilmore ’76, chief transformation officer at the American Red Cross.

Alison Brent Biosketch
Michele Cyr Biosketch
Michael Fiore Biosketch
Shaun Gilmore Biosketch

Grab Your Reunion Swag!

Did your class celebrate a Reunion in 2020 or 2021? Well, we’ve got something for you to help mark these unique reunion years! We’ve made special Bowdoin face masks for class years ending in 0, 1, 5, 6, and members of the Old Guard who register for a Reunion event. When filling out your registration, please let us know if you’d like a mask and where you’d like us to mail it. You’re welcome to register for multiple Reunion events (and we hope you do!), but we will mail one mask per person.

The face masks are made by StringKing. Cofounded by Jake McCampbell ’11, StringKing is a leading supplier of lacrosse equipment that shifted its supply and manufacturing resources to producing PPE throughout the pandemic. Visit to read more about StringKing’s story.