ACHE Fall of 2022 Semi-Annual Research Symposium
October 7, 2022
The activity addressed researchers’ and clinicians’ needs to improve knowledge, competence and/or performance in improving diversity in medical research. According to Improving Diversity in Medical Research, clinical research trials often enroll homogenous populations that do not accurately represent the patient populations served. Historically, five major challenges exist when trying to include diversity in research: low income; investigator bias; mistrust in medical research and professionals; limited health and research literacy; and lack of access to transportation. Researchers receive minimum training on how to include DEI in research.