• The toolkit comprises a set of power point slide sets (modules) intended to serve as a resource for persons delivering presentations aiming to heighten and facilitate older adult inclusion in clinical and translational research.
  • This module describes the unique benefits of including older adults in clinical research.

  • For Argentino Calvo, a retired firefighter and paramedic from Bluffton, South Carolina, joining a COVID-19 vaccine trial was not just a personal choice but an investment in the health of his community. Calvo participated in the Novavax vaccine trial at MUSC, which was part of a large-scale study that recruited over 30,000 patients across 119 study sites in the United States and Mexico. SCTR co

  • The Integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) with support from the University of Pittsburgh (UPitt) is participating in the “Building Up a Diverse Workforce for Biomedical Research” study. Building Up is a national study led by the University of Pittsburgh (UPitt) and aims to test the effectiveness of a career development intervention developed for postdocs and

  • A mentor in our summer internship program discusses research with her mentee investigating stress and post-traumatic growth during COVID-19. Patrizia Vannini, PhD, is an assistant professor of neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an investigator in Massachusetts General Hospital’s Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. A faculty lead for our Grant Review and Support Program (GRASP)
  • When thinking about diversity and inclusion, consider music. A symphony orchestra is comprised of the strings, the woodwinds, the brass and percussion. Without one, you lose the depth of sound. Without them all, you lose the genius of Beethoven or Mozart. In medicine and clinical research, innovation and widespread impact cannot be achieved unless representation from every section of culture and

  • Two-year faculty fellowship supports junior faculty at critical juncture. This past year, as a new attending physician in pediatric gastroenterology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dennis Spencer has been juggling his clinical responsibilities and his clinical research, studies which he hopes “may unearth a new prebiotic that would allow us to bolster the gut’s microbiome and protect those at risk
  • Medical students from across the U.S. virtually participate in our annual summer c/t research internship program. This summer, students will fire up their computers and learn from Harvard Medical School (HMS) researchers as part of our Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP). This annual program, offered by our Diversity Inclusion program, gives medical school students from across the U.S. the
  • Our summer intern discusses her research evaluating healthcare spending & clinical outcomes among disadvantaged populations. Where do you go to school, and what are you studying? I’m an MD-PhD student at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m currently in the graduate phase of my training and am studying epidemiology. Who is your mentor and what is your project? I’m excited to be working with
  • Recruitment & Retention Strategies For Underrepresented Minorities In Research
    University Of Miami School Of Medicine

    On July 8 from 1 to 2 p.m., as The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will host four Principal Investigators from the University of Miami for a virtual presentation to discuss the challenges and barriers as well as the strategies and best practices for recruiting underrepresented minorities into their various clinical research studies.

  • University Of Southern California

    From the University of Southern California CTSI, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles:

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    University Of Florida

    As part of its mission to cultivate and engage each other in honest and vulnerable conversations about race, the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Diversity and Cultural Competence Council (UF CTSI DC3) will be hosting its second Black Voices in Research Storytelling Event on Saturday, Jun. 19, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. EST. Created with the support of local storytelling event

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    Association for Clinical and Translational Science
    The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Diversity and Cultural Competency Council, (UF CTSI DC3) has successfully used storytelling to amplify and explore the voices of black researchers and professionals using storytelling. The first event, Black Voices in Research: University of Florida CTSI Provides a Platform for Underrepresented Voices, has been well received
  • University Of Southern California

    This workshop introduces participants to using the online platform PRISM as a tool to help them racially diversify the higher education workforce and presents a case study of how the SC Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) uses PRISM, along with other strategies, to recruit, support, and retain diverse researchers. Lead presenter: Katherine Guevara, Associate Director of Clinical

  • 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

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    Emory University

    Emory School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine invite you to join Black Men in White Coats: a film screening and discussion in honor of Black History Month. This documentary dissects the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large. Watch the film anytime between now and February 23, then join a discussion on February 24

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    Understanding Interventions emerged from a need to emphasize the role of research in practice. This is an online, open-access, post-publication commentary journal. Article topic areas: Diverse Groups graduate and Career Interventions Mentoring and Coaching Non-Academic Institutions Program Design and Evaluation Research STEM and Medicine Theoretical Approaches Undergraduate and Community College

  • To elicit participant feedback regarding the Fall 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Meeting.

  • “To have the greatest impact, you have to collaborate. You have to build a multi-disciplinary team that will sustain the research long after you’re gone,” says Dr. Ewan Cobran. Former Georgia CTSA UL1 Diversity Scholar, Ewan Cobran, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia recently received an NIH K01 award for his research, “Genetic Literacy and Patient-Caregiver

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    University Of Florida
    This unique event will feature a cast of five Black voices who will share their stories in a live stream format via the Heartwood Soundstage. Their stories will help to highlight the unique experiences of Black biomedical researchers and research professionals at UF, contributing to the university's continuing mission to promote an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible community.
  • On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) honored Florencia Gonzalez with their Research Recognition Award for her “commitment to improving the health of diverse populations through research.” The virtual ceremony, called A Time for Change, recognized leaders in the field of aging who share NHCOA’s commitment to Hispanic older adults. Gonzalez is co-director of

  • Has your school made an important contribution to helping women become leaders in their field? Maybe your department made noticeable strides recently in diversifying the gender and race or ethnicity of its workforce? What about your institution’s response to reversing the “backward slide” experienced by women in biomedicine because of COVID-19? Well, tell us about it! Your institution could
  • What does a scientist look like? Whose face comes to mind? Meet 10 young scientists from across the country pursuing careers in biomedical research! #FaceOfScience is diverse, fresh, bold, unique and unapologetic! Join us today on #NationalSTEMDay to celebrate diversity in STEM and re-envision #WhatAScientistLooksLike. What:The Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) is a network of institutions
  • The Columbia University CTSA KL2 program is honored to be highlighted as one of the top program hubs by the Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC). The CU program has demonstrated significant improvements in the Careers in Clinical & Translational Research Common Metric within the KL2 women’s measure. The CLIC Common Metrics Initiative team collects and reports annual data, and

  • VCU Health featured two VCU researchers, both serving in community engagement roles at the VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, for October’s Global Diversity Awareness Month. “Diversity matters in health care because it drives innovation,” said Katherine Tossas, Ph.D., M.S., whose work is informed by bioinformatics and community-engaged research. Tossas, the director of

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    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
  • Logistic information for the "Integrating Diverse Populations in Research: Perils, Pitfalls, and Promise" ACTS 2020 webinar
    Georgetown University

    GHUCCTS leaders and Community Advisory Board (CAB) members join together to facilitate this webinar that focuses on engaging and integrating diverse populations in research. This webinar is a part of the Translational Science 2020 Experience, hosted by the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS). Webinar Summary: People define themselves through multiple cultural identities

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    Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med Ctr
    Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute presents "Cultivating a Climate of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Virtual Teams" at its next Translational Science Seminar Series webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 22. How can teams be managed to simultaneously improve inclusivity and leverage the power of diverse thought? This seminar will discuss practical tools for fostering a
  • For the last two years, the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) has partnered with the National Institutes of Health to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program (AoU). The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. NHCOA’s role in the AoU program is to raise awareness about health

  • 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