Changing the Face of Biomedical Research

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The fourth workshop of our Cohorts for Change series will explore developing strategies for advancing diverse, equitable, and inclusive representation across the breadth of the translational science community. 

Facilitator Dr. Felicity Enders and CLIC selected the materials in the "Resources" and "Workshop Materials" tabs to use as tools to evaluate your implicit bias and learn more about  hidden curriculum to better understand how to support the long-term career growth of diverse students, staff, and faculty in your institution.


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The CLIC Cohorts for Change workshop series will be kicking off in October! This 6-month training program will focus on giving participants the knowledge and skills to further develop structural and administrative anti-racism initiatives within their CTSA Program hub. The series combines monthly live group discussions and activities with experienced facilitators plus asynchronous learning
Tiffany Danielle Pineda talks on stage
The University of Florida CTSI is examining long-standing and unspoken issues of racial injustice, equality and diversity within the working environment of the clinical research professional workforce. Dressed in black, Tiffany Danielle Chisholm Pineda stood on a stage and spoke about her experience as a Black research professional working to eliminate personal biases in scientists. “Most of the


Cohorts for Change Facilitator: Felicity Enders
Learn more about our fourth workshop facilitator, Felicity Enders!


Professor of Biostatistics

Assessments & Tools

Multiple different tests developed by Project Implicit whose mission is to educate the public about bias and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the internet.

Project Implicit is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and international collaborative of researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition. Learn more about Project Implicit and IAT:

Reading List

CTSA-Specific Resources

University Of Southern California

The SC Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)’s Education Resource Center (ERC) at the University of Southern California (USC) offers this 90-minute workshop in partnership with the USC Race and Equity Center as part of the USC Provost’s Annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awareness Week 2021. This workshop introduces participants to using the online platform PRISM as a tool to

With the presence of #MeToo, Time’s Up Healthcare, and diversity and inclusion efforts broadly at member institutions, leaders in academic medicine are increasingly aware of the need to create safe and inclusive environments. Recent studies have highlighted the prevalence and profound impact of sexual and gender harassment. Institutional leaders are looking for best practices to create safe
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
This course aims to teach people how to enhance the recruitment of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trials. Key topics include the importance of diversity in clinical trials, barriers and facilitators to participation in clinical research, community engagement, effective communication, educating about clinical trials, provider outreach, effective prescreening and enrollment, person
National Institutes of Health
The NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit is a free, downloadable interactive resource institutions can use to help advance their own faculty diversity and inclusion. The toolkit guides users through evidence-based interrelated activities that SWD is currently using to foster an inclusive culture that unleashes the power of diversity to achieve research and institutional excellence. These

Other Resources

Written by Doris M Rubio, Megan E Hamm, Colleen A Mayowski, Seyed Mehdi Nouraie, Alexander Quarshie, Todd Seto, Magda Shaheen, Lourdes E Soto de Laurido, Marie K Norman

The National Institutes of Health has made considerable investments to diversify the biomedical research workforce. Towards this goal, the authors partnered with representatives from several minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to develop training for the next generation of researchers. To ensure the most effective training program, the authors conducted a needs assessment with junior and senior investigators from the partnering MSIs. In 2016, the authors conducted focus groups and interviews with 23 junior investigators as well as in-depth interviews with 6 senior investigators from the partnering institutions with the goal of identifying specific areas of training and support that would help junior investigators at MSIs develop and sustain research careers. 

By V. Bala Chaudhary and Asmeret Asefaw Berhe