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DIA DIRECT: COVID-19: Pandemic Preparedness and Lessons Learned

Part of our series of DIA DIRECT: COVID-19 Webinars!


  • Michael  Rosenblatt, MD

    Michael Rosenblatt, MD

    • Chief Medical Officer
    • Flagship Pioneering, United States

    Michael Rosenblatt, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Flagship Pioneering, has advanced academic and biopharmaceutical research and development throughout his career. He was previously Chief Medical Officer for Merck, after serving as Dean of Tufts Medical School. Formerly, he was Ebert Professor of Molecular Medicine and Minot Professor at Harvard. He served as President of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and as Director of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology. He is on the board of several biotech companies, and on the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows and research advisory committees of the Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women’s, and Children’s Hospitals. He earned his MD from Harvard Medical School.

  • Elizabeth  Garner, MD, MPH

    Elizabeth Garner, MD, MPH

    • Chief Medical Officer
    • ObsEva SA, United States

    Elizabeth Garner has over a decade of pharmaceutical development experience, holding roles of increasing strategic responsibility while developing expertise in clinical trial design and execution, including positions at ObsEva SA, Merck, Abbott (AbbVie), Myriad Genetics, and Agile Therapeutics. She joined ObsEva as CMO in July 2019, and was previously CMO at Agile Therapeutics. Dr. Garner is a member of the Board of Directors of Kezar Life Sciences, Pharm-Olam, and the American Medical Women’s Association. She received joint M.D./M.P.H degrees from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health and was trained in ob/gyn and gynecologic oncology at Brigham and Women’s/Massachusetts General Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

  • Peter  Sorger

    Peter Sorger

    • Head of Therapeutic Science
    • Harvard Medical School, United States

    Peter Sorger is the Otto Krayer Professor of Systems Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School. He received his AB from Harvard College and PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge University U.K., working under the supervision of Hugh Pelham. He trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco with Harold Varmus and Andrew Murray. Prior to coming to HMS Peter served as a Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering at MIT. Sorger was cofounder of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals and Glencoe Software and is an advisor to multiple public and private companies and research institutes in the US, Europe and Japan.

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