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[Webinar] Battling the Bottleneck: Moving Vital COVID-19 Medical Supplies to the Front Lines

When: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   (847) 467-2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Co-Sponsor: Havey Institute for Global Health

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


This Webinar took place on April 7, 2020. You can find a recording and a recap of key takeways here


With the U.S. stockpile of medical supplies for combatting COVID-19 nearly depleted, a clogged global supply chain, and "a Wild West-style" online marketplace rife with hoarders and price-gougers, what can be done to get medical supplies to health care workers on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19? Northwestern University Transportation Center Director and multimodal transportation systems expert, Dr. Hani Mahmassani, and Northwestern University professor of computer science, Dr. Kristian Hammond will share insights from a survey of logistics leaders worldwide, and talk about their work with the public and private sectors to launch the Emergency Response Exchange, a new online platform that directly connects health care providers with medical suppliers.

This webinar will be available through WebEx at this LINK.  Please use the following passcode when accessing: 1234.  The talk will begin at 12 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, April 7.

This is part of the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs’ Confronting COVID-19: Global Implications and Futures webinar series. 

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