Hear what is happening on the front line on COVID testing from Kate Johansen, Director of State Policy and Government Engagement for Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Tim Schacker, Vice Dean of Research at the Medical School - University of Minnesota. They will talk about the public and private partnership that is key to moving the State of Minnesota forward. 
 
Kate Johansen currently serves as Director of State Policy and Government Engagement for Mayo Clinic.  An attorney by trade, Johansen’s experience spans the public and private sector.  She has led ACA implementation for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, served as a senior policy advisor to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and managed government relations for Medica.  Johansen has worked in all three branches of government, including clerking for the Minnesota Supreme Court.  
 
Dr. Tim Schacker Timothy Schacker, M.D. is a professor of Medicine and Director of the Program in HIV Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He joined the faculty in 1996. Dr. Schacker received his M.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1986 and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Oregon Health Sciences University and Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Washington in 1993. He then joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota.
 
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