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Penn State Health Inclusion Week: Understanding the Need for Diversity in Clinical Trials

January 17, 8:00 am to 8:50 am

Presenters Dr.  Monali Vasekar, Assistant Professor in the  Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Kathleen Rizzo, Clinical Nurse Manager in Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Hemotology/Oncology Clinical Trials Office and Doris Shank, Director of the Clinical Trials Office at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, will discuss why enhancing clinical trial diversity is a moral and scientific imperative and why the lack of diversity is an obstacle to understanding the safety and efficacy of novel therapies across population subgroups.

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Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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