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Diversity in Clinical Research - The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard

May 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am 4:00 pm

Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA

Efficacy and safety of medicines can vary depending on a number of intrinsic and extrinsic factors, such as an individual’s genetic background, ethnicity, lifestyle, and age. In appreciation of these differences and in the interest of generating generalizable knowledge—the participant population enrolled in a clinical trial ought to be representative of the general population. Despite this normative ideal, underrepresentation of gender, sex, ethnic, and racial minorities in clinical trials persists.