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Changing the Narrative, Saving Lives: Clinical Trial Participation and Vaccine Concerns

Date Tue, Feb 23
Time 6: 00 PM - 7: 00 PM
Location Zoom

GITVC February event flyer, including headshots of speakers and logistical details"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something."

Edward Everett Hale

"There's a growing recognition within the black community that its members can't be absent from clinical trials and expect medicine to work as well for them as it does for other populations. We have to be included."
Willie Deese, former executive vice president at Merck

Join us to discuss the importance of diversity in research and the current conversation around vaccines. We will discuss how these two topics come together and how you can help change the narrative.

Guest Speakers:

  • Deliya Wesley, PhD, MPH
    Scientific Director, MedStar Center for Health Equity Research
    Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
    Research interest: Analyzing the unique factors impacting how racial and ethnic minorities access and utilize health services.
  • Chioma Woko, MA
    Doctoral Student, University of Pennsylvania
    Research interest: The use of social media as an avenue for public health interventions and health and wellness campaigns.
  • Finie Richardson, PhD, MPH
    Director, GHUCCTS Participant Advisory Board
    Instructor, Howard University School of Medicine
    Research interest: Health disparities and communications.

If you are interested in learning how you can help change the narrative, please register for the event.

GHUCCTS in the (Virtual) Community was created to promote clinical research awareness, diversity in research, and community-engaged research through monthly virtual events.

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