Eric Q. Konnick
The Power List 2020 – The Social Network
“My favorite connections have been with the patients who are active on social media,” says Eric, Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Genetics and Solid Tumor Laboratory at the University of Washington. “Witnessing their successes, struggles, and questions helps me focus on the people behind each and every sample.” Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Eric was proactive in his use of Twitter to educate others about the policy pitfalls and nuances that affected access to testing. His communication of the bureaucratic challenges encountered as his institution received FDA authorization doubtless helped ease regulations for other labs seeking to conduct testing.