University of Illinois System’s COVID-19 Planning and Response Team - COVID-19 Oral Histories
From Bethany Anderson
Dr. Bob Barish, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs (VCHA), University of Illinois Chicago.
John Coronado, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, University of Illinois Chicago.
Margaret Moser, Executive Director of VCHA administration & operations, University of
While Dr. Barish and Margret typically work at UIC’s Office of VCHA and Vice Chancellor Coronado works
at UIC’s Administrative Services, this interview focuses on their work on a University of Illinois System
wide COVID-19 planning and response efforts. Dr. Barish was appointed by System President Tim Killeen
to lead these efforts.
Interview conducted by Jessie Knoles.
Oral history conducted for inclusion in the COVID-19 Documentation Project, a collaboration between the University of Illinois Archives and the University of Illinois System.