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Health Disparities

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Saturday, September 29, 3:45 to 4:30           

Trust and Willingness to Participate in Research- Implications for Enrollment of Hard to Reach Populations 

The NIH has set guidelines for the inclusion of women and minorities in research. However, this is a population that can be difficult to engage in research. Dr. Dawson will discuss how levels of trust can influence willingness to participate in research. Findings regarding participant willingness to participate in various types of research (i.e., oral medications, IV injections, genetic testing) will be presented, along with variations in trust associated with each type of research. This data was collected in a typically hard-to-reach population where trust in medical researchers is a potential enrollment issue. 329

Presenter: Leah Dawson, PhD, CCRP, CHES, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 

Track: Heath Disparities


Saturday, September 29, 4:35 to 5:20            

Health Disparities: Why Inclusion and Health Equity Matter in Clinical Research 

With advancements in biomedical research and genomics, inclusive conduct of research can reduce bias and improve outcomes for the benefit of society as a whole. Parity and diversity enhances the depth and complexity of research. Ms. Wintering will discuss the historical, social and cultural indicators and consequences of inequality in clinical research.  331

Presenter: Nancy Wintering, MSW, LCSW, CCRP, Assistant Director of Research, Thomas Jefferson University 

Track: Heath Disparities