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Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Secure $14m to Study Alzheimer’s Disease Differences in Black Population

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis received a $14.6 million grant to support their investigations into whether early markers of Alzheimer’s that have shown promise for predicting the disease in Caucasian populations can also serve as a predictor for...

Whites Use Portals; Blacks Mail BIDMC-led Study Finds When Targeting EMR-based Patient Recruitment for Gout Study

Researchers increasingly turn to electronic medical records (EMR) to encourage participation in clinical trials. Few studies have methodically and systematically compared the use of EMR with more traditional patient recruitment strategies to measure impact and...

Cedric the Entertainer & SUTC Promote Research Awareness to Minority Populations Disproportionately Impacted by Cancer

Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), a non-profit organization out of Hollywood entertainment world that supports cancer research, recently teamed with Cedric the Entertainer to bring more awareness of cancer research to People of Color, including African Americans. The star of...

Diversity Matters: Dr. Asefa Mekonnen on How Deep & Profound Issues around Trust & Fear can be Overcome for Greater Diversity in Research

Dr. Asefa Mekonnen, MD, FACP, is a pulmonologist and active practitioner as a partner at the Internal Medicine Group in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Mekonnen also happens to be an investigator with Meridian Clinical Research—a research site active in the Moderna mRNA-1273...

Engaging Racial and Ethnic Minority Patient Populations in COVID-19 Clinical Trials

CTTI is hosting a timely webinar Thursday June 18 at Noon ET to discuss the importance and urgency of meaningful engagement of racial and ethnic minority communities in COVID-19 clinical trials. Using insights gleaned from a survey of key stakeholders across the...

State of the Science for Multiple Myeloma: Change in the Right Direction

In a workshop held by the FDA in partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) on February 13, 2019 in Wardman Park, Washington D.C., researchers from various institutions discussed the current state of African American outcomes and treatment in...

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