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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...

Webinar: Diversifying Clinical Trial Participation: Effective Strategies for Identifying & Recruiting Diverse Patient Participants

Come join a WCG-sponsored webinar covering an incredibly important topic given the news of late with COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need for more diversified participation in vaccine trials. The growing movement toward precision healthcare requires that approved...

University of Alabama Research Studies Whether Bias is Impacting Cancer Clinical Trials’ Participation

The University of Alabama at Birmingham recently completed a study raising questions about racial bias in cancer research trials. Apparently, a subtle, or in some case not-so-subtle, bias against racial minorities—especially Blacks and Latinos—could, in some cases,...

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...

Mount Sinai Health System Icahn School of Medicines Launches the Diversity and Inclusion Hub, and it Should Promote Clinical Research

Mount Sinai Health System’s Icahn School of Medicine launched the “Diversity and Inclusion Hub” where health researchers will leverage technology, data and dynamic engagement to address the social determinants of health. Spearheaded by the Office of Diversity and...

St. Louis’ Washington University School of Medicine Receives $4.6M in Support of Increasing Diversity Among the U.S. Biomedical Research Workforce

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received new funding for a program that aims to improve minority representation among U.S. scientists conducting medical research. The two impressive grants are from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood...

Georgia Cancer Center CaRES Receives $6M for Clinical Trials for Minorities & Underserved Populations

The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University was awarded a 6-year $6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to lead a statewide initiative that improves access to innovative clinical trials for a variety of cancers to underserved individuals across...

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