William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, participated in President Biden’s Global COVID-19 Summit hosted by the White House on Sept. 22.
Representing Mayo Clinic as a leading health care organization that is providing crucial COVID-19 testing, Dr. Morice brought his expertise and experience to the event to help tackle the challenge of eradicating COVID-19. The summit convened leaders from across the globe in government, international organizations, and the private sector to commit to end the pandemic by organizing efforts around four key goals:
- Vaccinate the world
- Save lives now
- Build back better
- Call the world to account
Mayo Clinic has worked tirelessly over the last 18 months to do its part to bring an end to the pandemic. The organization’s commitment to fighting COVID-19 began when Mayo Clinic brought up its first COVID-19 test in March 2020. Since then, Mayo Clinic Laboratories has run more than 5 million COVID-19 tests. Among many other key contributions, Mayo Clinic created a COVID-19 Research Task Force to operate clinical trials and build robust registries and datasets that support the study of long-term recovery after a COVID-19 infection.
As the world comes together to end the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic will continue to support and facilitate expanded access to accurate, affordable COVID-19 testing for people around the world.
To watch Dr. Morice’s presentation: https://news.mayocliniclabs.com/2021/09/24/mayo-clinic-participates-in-president-bidens-global-covid-19-summit/