UW Medicine Faculty Present the Leading Edge of Research

Since its launch in 1976, the Science in Medicine Lecture Series has recognized the School of Medicine faculty research achievements and provided an opportunity for researchers to explore topics outside of their immediate fields.

Lectures are organized into the four categories described below. Speakers are nominated by members of the School of Medicine scientific community and final selection is determined by a committee of peers from the Council on Research and Graduate Education (CORGE).

New Investigator Lectures

The New Investigator Lectures provide an important forum for the recognition of exceptional junior faculty members’ current scientific research.

Science in Medicine Lectures

Science in Medicine Lecturers recognizes the body of research for established faculty members as well as recent exciting discoveries.

Distinguished Scientist Lecture

The Distinguished Scientist Lecture recognizes an accomplished School of Medicine senior faculty member, honoring outstanding achievements in their field of research.

Annual Lecture

The Annual Lecture recognizes a prominent, nationally recognized scientist from another research institution, whose research has had a profound impact on their field.

"Where did all the health care workers go? Health workforce trends before and during the pandemic."

Date: February 3, 2022, at 11 AM – 12 pm

Location: Zoom Livestream

Dr. Bianca Frogner is an internationally recognized health economist with expertise on the health workforce. As the Director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies, she has been leading a team of investigators and research staff to understand how the health workforce has been evolving and ways to optimize the use of health care workers on a team. Health care workers including physicians, nurses, and aides/assistants have played essential roles in caring for the health of the population during the pandemic yet have also faced many personal challenges leading to burnout. In this talk, Dr. Frogner will discuss what we knew about the health workforce pre-pandemic and what has happened to the workforce over the last two years that may help us understand shortages being experienced today.