Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups

  • On July 8, the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), in collaboration with other University of Miami offices, hosted a webinar, “Recruitment & Retention Strategies for Underrepresented Minorities in Research,” focused on practical means of meeting participation goals.
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    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Join two CTSA Program hubs and two NCI-designated cancer centers for a community and academic dialogue of trust and trustworthiness in research. Co-hosted by the VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the Duke Cancer Institute. Keynote speaker: Rueben Warren, Ph.D., Tuskegee University
  • COVID-19 has widened the life expectancy gap across racial groups and between the U.S. and peer countries. U.S. life expectancy decreased by 1.87 years between 2018 and 2020, a drop not seen since World War II, according to new research from Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Colorado Boulder and the Urban Institute. The numbers are even worse for people of color. On average
  • Stanford Medicine Office of Community Engagement
    Stanford University

    "Precision health holds great potential for revolutionizing health disparities research and interventions through a better understanding of the complex interplay between biological, behavioral, environmental, and social factors that contribute to health inequalities and influence population health. But the goal of achieving equity in precision health will require addressing persistent scientific

  • It has been well-documented that racial disparities exist in the incidence rates of people diagnosed with HIV. And separately, with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the prevalence of the Non-Hispanic (NH) Black and Hispanic people being disproportionately diagnosed with the virus, and suffering higher mortality rates has also been a disturbing trend. A new study looked at the potential

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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

  • Taking Multi-Site Clinical Trials to the Next Level What Is TIN? TIN is the Trial Innovation Network, which streamlines clinical trials and harnesses the collective power of NCATS-funded institutions. As NCATS explains, TIN creates a “national network that focuses on operational innovation, excellence and collaboration and will leverage the expertise and resources of the CTSA Program.” Of the 62
  • For outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and racial minority communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic, the National Institutes of Health has created the Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities initiative. NIH selected teams in 11 states to focus on counties with underserved communities to facilitate the inclusion and participation in COVID-19 vaccine

  • "Today was a great day for science in the fight against COVID-19. We now have the potential for 2 COVID vaccines that are >90% effective. These results were better than we could have hoped. At Emory, we enrolled nearly 700 subjects across 3 sites, and many of our participants are from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. We are so proud of the hard work our teams put in to get these amazing

  • State University Of New York At Buffalo
    Buffalo Center for Health Equity

    The University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute places a priority on facilitating and performing research to improve the health of our community and to address health disparities in Buffalo, particularly in African American neighborhoods. African Americans are twice as likely to contract COVID-19 and three times more likely to die compared to the general population. The city

  • The Wright Center is co-hosting a series of virtual town halls with Virginia State University this summer, bringing Virginia Commonwealth University physician-scientists to undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in medicine and research. Robert Winn, M.D., director of VCU Massey Cancer Center and a Wright Center faculty member, kicked things off on Friday, speaking to a group of 15

  • COVID-19, Systemic Racism, and the Responses of HBCUs: A Virtual Town Hall Discussion
    Monday, June 29, 2020 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE Speakers: Makola M. Abdullah, President of Virginia State University Mary Schmidt Campbell, President of Spelman College C. Reynold Verret, President of Xavier University of Louisiana Gilda Barabino, President-elect of Olin College of Engineering (Moderator) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are among the nation’s most vital
  • The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, in addition to the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on African Americans, are wrenching reminders of the many harms that societal racism, inequality, and injustice inflict on the Black community. These injustices are rooted in centuries of oppression—including slavery and Jim Crow, redlining, school segregation, and mass