Virtual event: Increasing diversity in clinical trials

Editor’s note: A livestream of the event will be embedded below at 2 p.m. ET. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown into relief the long-standing racial inequities in the U.S. health care system. One major problem: making sure that the studies that test medical treatments reflect the populations of people who will receive them. In this virtual event, we’ll talk about possible solutions.

Featured speakers:

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  • Quita Beeler Highsmith, M.B.A., vice president and chief diversity officer, Genentech
  • Jonathan Jackson, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology, director of the CARE Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Clyde W. Yancy, M.D., vice dean, diversity & inclusion; Magerstadt Professor of Medicine; professor of medical social sciences; and chief, division of cardiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Nicholas St. Fleur, Knight-Wallace reporting fellow, STAT (moderator)

Sponsor introduction: Kent Thoelke, chief scientific officer & executive vice president, PRA Health Sciences

Source: STAT