I was pleased and proud to join the first-ever and possibly-last UCSF School of Medicine Virtual Commencement Ceremony to celebrate the pioneering class of 2020, especially Decision Lab alumni Alex Beagle, (the first Decision Lab research coordinator, prior to med school), Julia Heunis (the first Care Ecosystem CTN, prior to med school), and Neil Vaishnav (current Decision Lab advanced degree record-holder). While I think we all were sad not to be able to gather together, the ceremony was also the most meaningful I can remember. Every day we are now reminded of the importance of compassionate, evidence-informed and patient-centered care, and we know that Alex, Julia, Neil and their classmates will soon be doing some of the very most important work in the midst of this historic pandemic.