The COVID-19 Pandemic: Reflections of Science, Person, and Challenge in Academic Research Settings

Jean M. Bidlack, Sulie L. Chang, Sylvia Fitting, Howard E. Gendelman, Santhi Gorantla, Santosh Kumar, Maria Cecilia Garibaldi Marcondes, Douglas D. Meigs, Loyda M. Melendez, Ilker K. Sariyer, Sowmya Yelamanchili

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In spring of 2021, the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology (SNIP) organized a virtual workshop on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The daylong event’s fourth and final symposium, “Well-being and reflections,” offered a glimpse at the pandemic’s impact on the lives of our scientists and educators. This manuscript includes a brief summary of the symposium, a transcription of our incoming president Dr. Santosh Kumar’s lecture, titled “Intervention and improved well-being of basic science researchers during the COVID-19 era: a case study,” and the panel discussion that followed, “Reflection and sharing,” featuring Drs. Jean M. Bidlack, Sylvia Fitting, Santhi Gorantla, Maria Cecilia G. Marcondes, Loyda M. Melendez, and Ilker K. Sariyer. The conclusion of this manuscript includes comments from SNIP’s president Dr. Sulie L. Chang and our Chief Editor, Dr. Howard E. Gendelman. Drs. Sowmya Yelamanchili and Jeymohan Joseph co-chaired the symposium. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)706-717
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Early-career investigators
  • Neuroimmune pharmacology
  • Oral history
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Therapeutics
  • Vaccines
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology


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