Uniting the life sciences community to combat COVID-19


Previous Speakers

June 5, 2020 | IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator

Ilya Tabakh, Entrepreneur in Residence, Black & Veatch, IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerato
JD Birkenholz, Engineering Manager, Innovaprep
Zeynep Erdal, Water Business Leader and Client Director, Black & Veatch

May 22, 2020 | Comeback KC Regional Strategy

K. Allen Greiner, MD, MPH, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Chief Medical Officer, Unified Government Wyandotte County Public Health Department
Mark Logan, Founder, Idealect
Ryan Mulligan, Community Health Strategist, BlueKC

May 15, 2020 | Telehealth Technologies and Remote Care

Kimberly Gandy, CEO, Play-It Healt
David Voran, Medical Director Bess Truman Family Medicine Center, Truman Medical Center – Lakewood, Assistant Professor, Informatics Director of Community and Family Medicine, UMKC
Shelley Cooper, CEO, Diversity Telehealth
Michelle Wineinger, Rural Health Coordinator, OPOLE – Local Engagement & Administration. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

May 8, 2020 | Contact Tracing

Aaron Deacon, Managing Director, KC Digital Drive
AJ Herrmann, Director of Policy, Mayor Quinton Lucas, KCMO
Matthew Pjecha, Program Associate, Center for Practical Bioethics

May 1, 2020 | Importance of Testing and Regional Testing Efforts

Bridgette Shaffer, MPH, Health Director, Jackson County Health Department
Jamie Henningson, Associate Professor, Interim Director, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Kansas State University
Michelle Altrich, PhD, President, Viracor Eurofins
Tyler Nottberg, Chairman & Chief Optimist, U.S. Engineering Company Holdings

April 24, 2020 | Community Response

Qiana Thomason, President and CEO, Health Forward Foundation
Rex Archer, Director, Kansas City Missouri Health Department
Anurag Patel, Founder, Helix Health
Faisal Khan, President and CEO, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center

April 17, 2020 | Regional Initiatives

Gene Olinger, Virologist Specialist, MRIGlobal
Jim West, Founder and CEO, Clara Biotech
Matthias Salathe, Peter T. Bohan Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas, School of Medicine, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Kansas Medical Center

April 10, 2020 | COVID-19 Update

Susan Wally, President and CEO, PREP-KC
Charlie Shields, President and CEO, Truman Medical Centers
Sonia Hall, President and CEO, BioKansas


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