Tales from New York City, the Pandemic Epicenter: a Case Study of COVID-19 impact on Clinical and Translational Research Training at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Layla Fattah, Inga Peter, Keith Sigel, Janice Gabrilove
2020 Journal of Clinical and Translational Science  
In the spring of 2020, New York City was at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA, resulting in disruption of TL1 and KL2-mentored Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). The impact of the pandemic on trainees' research productivity and career plans was explored using a qualitative survey. Participant responses were analyzed using coding and categorization. Six key themes emerged: redirection of effort, reduced access
more » ... to people, lack of access to resources, home as a workplace, future uncertainty, and stress and anxiety. Insight into participant experiences allows for the development of support strategies and resources to address trainee needs.
doi:10.1017/cts.2020.560 pmid:34522390 pmcid:PMC7844158 fatcat:fgfarefaw5ettndxyxgixjtniq