Stony Brook University’s INDUCER program (Increasing Diversity in Undergraduate Cancer Research and Education Research) aims to tack the issue of lack of diversity in clinical research even though, for example, the incidence of cancer among African-Americans is higher than of any other racial or ethnic group in America. A fundamental impediment: a history of mistrust and disenfranchisement discourages Blacks and other minorities from seeking treatment promptly. There may be differences at the genetic level as well
Because even when race/ethnicity and socio-economic factors are considered, there are still racial health disparities. The INDUCER program will tackle the issue head-on. Follow the link to learn more.
Jennie Williams, Associate Professor, Renaissance School of Medicine and Assistant Dean for Student Diversity