Pull Up a Chair with Dr. Freire: The COVID Conversations

Pull Up a Chair with Dr. Freire

Welcome to the FNIH Podcast Series:
Pull Up a Chair with Dr. Freire: The COVID Conversations

Listen to the latest updates on progress in biomedical research from top experts in the field. This series features what you need to know in our ongoing effort to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic globally, including treatments, vaccines and next steps to regaining our footing in a healthier world.

In each episode, Dr. Maria Freire, President and Executive Director of the FNIH, interviews leading researchers and healthcare partners who are working tirelessly to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in as guests share their unique and fascinating perspectives in finding solutions to stop the spread of this deadly virus.


EPISODE TWO: Dr. Freire hosts an engaging and informative conversation with two scientists from Bristol Myers Squibb: Dr. Mary Beth Harler and Dr. Robert Plenge. Learn how treatments for COVID-19 are addressed along the continuum from initial work in the lab to patient care. Drs. Freire, Harler and Plenge also discuss the importance of looking at the biology of this virus to identify the best treatment options.


EPISODE ONEDr. Freire engages in a lively and eye-opening conversation with Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Drs. Freire and Woodcock explore the process to move drug candidates effectively and safely from clinical trials to market. Learn how it happened so quickly and what it means for you.



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