Diversity and Inclusion

3 Ways to Address Gender and Racial Bias in Clinical Trials

Jennifer Jones-McMeans, Ph.D., Divisional VP of Global Clinical Affairs at Abbott’s Vascular Business I have dedicated my career to clinical research and making strides to advance modern medicine. In the work I do as a clinical researcher, we are addressing racial and gender biases that exist today in clinical trials. For example, in cardiovascular disease—my …

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Build back better: US pharma and the future of healthcare

America’s biopharmaceutical industry says it is “ready to do its part” in building a stronger, more resilient, affordable, and equitable health care system for all. COVID-19 highlighted both the challenges of the US healthcare system and the huge change potential of the country’s pharmaceutical industry. Now, as vaccination continues at pace, the sector has pledged …

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Build back better: US pharma and the future of healthcare

America’s biopharmaceutical industry says it is “ready to do its part” in building a stronger, more resilient, affordable, and equitable health care system for all. COVID-19 highlighted both the challenges of the US healthcare system and the huge change potential of the country’s pharmaceutical industry. Now, as vaccination continues at pace, the sector has pledged …

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Real Chemistry hires new global chief inclusion and health equity officer

Global health innovation company Real Chemistry has announced the appointment of Mary Stutts to lead its diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.  Stutts joins Real Chemistry having led corporate relations and communications at Genentech, Bristol Myers Squibb, Bayer, UnitedHealth Group, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Health Care and Comcast NBCUniversal. She joins from Sumitovant Biopharma, where she led …

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Real Chemistry hires new global chief inclusion and health equity officer

Global health innovation company Real Chemistry has announced the appointment of Mary Stutts to lead its diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.  Stutts joins Real Chemistry having led corporate relations and communications at Genentech, Bristol Myers Squibb, Bayer, UnitedHealth Group, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Health Care and Comcast NBCUniversal. She joins from Sumitovant Biopharma, where she led …

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Grand Rounds Health & Doctor On Demand Acquires Included Health

What You Should Know: – Today, Grand Rounds Health and Doctor On Demand announced they acquired Included Health, the first comprehensive healthcare navigation platform for the LGBTQ+ community. Together, they will address LGBTQ+ health challenges and improve outcomes. – The LGBTQ+ community disproportionately experiences discrimination and health-related stigmas. In a national study with over 1,500 LGBTQ+ employees from Fortune 100 companies, nearly half reported a negative experience or …

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Is disability the last bastion of the representation debate?

From #MeToo to Black Lives Matter, as a society we have been discussing the relationship between representation and equality more than ever over the last few years.   But while progress is being made in so many areas, people with disabilities are still struggling to find a voice above the accepted narrative, says Ross Lannon, the …

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Why AI equity is the next step for transformational pharma

AI can be transformative for all areas of healthcare, but often these systems are built off biased datasets that don’t reflect the true diversity of the general public – leading to approaches that only work for specific populations. Intouch Group’s Abid Rahman explains this concept of AI equity and gives some practical tips for how …

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Why Cancer Registries are Part of America’s Fight for Racial Equality

Warren A Whyte, Ph.D., VP Scientific Partnerships at ConcertAI According to a 2019 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one in 1,000 Black males can expect to die at the hands of the police. Black males were also 2.5 times more likely to die during an encounter with police than white …

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AstraZeneca on diversity: the pharmaphorum podcast

The theme for episode 28 of the pharmaphorum podcast is diversity and inclusion in pharma, ably addressed by AstraZeneca’s Rebekah Martin. Serving as senior vice president of reward and inclusion at AstraZeneca, Rebekah discussed how the pharmaceutical industry approaches the promotion of diversity. In an episode that was recorded in December 2020, she also talked …

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Sharing experiences to level the healthcare playing field

Amanda Barrell speaks to Alfred Samuels on his experience of prostate cancer and diversifying clinical trials to include the Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community. Alfred Samuels’ stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer brought his 30-year career, which had seen him travel the world with the likes of Beyoncé, Oasis, and Bob Dylan, to a …

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COVID-19 and Racial Disparities: Transforming the Health of Businesses

Margarita Alegría, PhD, Chief of the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital American businesses and their leadership are at a crossroads. COVID-19 has forced us all to re-evaluate how we work and live, while the current protest movements have placed a spotlight on the systemic injustices non-white workers face both in and out of …

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COVID-19 Pandemic Further Exposes Systemic Racism…

Michael A Greely, Co-Founder & General Partner at Flare Capital Partners This will be ugly and sad. Racism has cost this country $16 trillion over the last twenty years according to a recent Citigroup report. Much of this loss ($13 trillion) was attributed to discriminatory lending practices and the 6.1 million fewer jobs created as a …

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Cerner Technology to Support COVID-19 Testing for HBCUs Nationwide

What You Should Know: – Cerner announces a commitment to help expand COVID-19 testing at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the U.S through a partnership with Testing for America. – As part of the partnership, Cerner will serve as the national technology partner for a return to school effort led by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund …

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