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An important message for our Allen Distinguished Investigators and Allen Discovery Centers

Thoughts and our continued support amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

March 18, 2020

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Dear Allen Distinguished Investigators and Allen Discovery Center Leaders,
 
This is a unique time in history, and while the COVID-19 ramifications are still unfolding, we wanted to reach out to share our thoughts and our continued support.

First and foremost, we consider your well-being and the health of your research team and family members to be our primary concern. While each campus and region is dealing with this in their own way, we support and recommend working remotely at this time for anything other than essential functions. These actions and social distancing reduce opportunities for the potential spread of the virus and benefit the larger communities in which we live.

We recognize the impact of this disruption will impact each lab differently. Please know that we are here for you, and feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns now or in the months to come. 
 
Additionally, we fully support efforts made by your labs if engaging in the ongoing COVID-19 efforts, whether it be through utilization of your staff time, lab reagents, kits, or platforms. We welcome having you share these efforts with us.
 
Now more than ever we are witnessing the importance of science and the leadership of our research community. We are all in this together and remain confident that, as we adapt to this new environment, you and your teams will be able to continue pioneering your frontier research visions.  
 
Best regards,

undefinedKathy Richmond, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Director of The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group


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