Ivonne Torres-Atencio is a professor of Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Panama and research associate of INDICASAT-AIP. She is an alumna of the 2019 SciTech DiploHub course on Science Diplomacy and the 2018 International Visitor Leadership Program for Women in STEAM, hosted by the U.S. Department of State. Currently, she is an advisor to the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation of Panama (SENACYT) on science diplomacy. Corresponding author (ivonne.torres@up.ac.pa).


A multidisciplinary group relates how scientists, diplomats, and decisionmakers in Panama have worked closely with international organizations and countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region to craft the country's COVID-19 response.