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Dialogues on Diversifying Clinical Trials: Successful Strategies for Engaging Women and Minorities

September 22-23, 2011
Washington, DC

SWHR and the FDA Office of Women's Health hosted a two-day conference to share successful practices in recruitment, retention and analysis of women and minorities in clinical trials.

Greenberger, Hamburg, Henderson, Yeboah

Left to Right: Phyllis Greenberger, MSW, Margaret Hamburg, MD,
Marsha Henderson, MCRP, Michelle Yeboah, DrPH



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The executive summary from this conference was published in the July 2012 issue of the Journal of Women’s Health. Read More

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Plenary 1: Women & Minorities in Clinical Trial Research: A Historical Overview

  • Stephen Thomas, PhD, University of Maryland
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  • Kenneth Getz, MBA, CISCRP, Tufts University
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Panel 1: Provider/Investigator Perspectives on Cultural and Linguistic Competency in Clinical Trials Research

  • E. Francis Jones, Innovative Clinical Concepts, LLC
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  • James P. Tierney, MA, MBA, Interamerican College of Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.
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Panel 2: The Vital Role of Communities in Clinical Trials

  • Judith Fifield, PhD, University of Connecticut, Vanderbilt University
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  • Jeffrey Henderson, MD, MPH, Black Hills Center for American Indian Health
  • Daniel C. Montoya (National Minority AIDS Council
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Lunch: Beyond the Ivory Tower: Clinical Trials for All

  • Zora Brown, INTEGRIS Health
  • Gary Puckrein, PhD, National Minority Quality Forum
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Panel 3: Strategies in Clinical Trials: Research Design for Recruitment, Retention, Analysis

  • Armin Weinberg, PhD, Life Beyond Cancer Foundation
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  • Joseph Mrus, MD, MSc, Janssen Services, LLC
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Panel 4: Federal Perspectives on the Inclusion of Women and Minorities in Clinical Trials

Plenary 2: Federal Perspectives on Clinical Regulatory Research Innovations

  • Garry Neil, MD, J&J

Speaker Biographies


This conference is made possible by the generous support of:

Baxter Healthcare
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Boston Scientific Corporation
Cardinal Health
Cephalon, Inc.
Eli Lilly and Company
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co, Inc.
Novartis Pharmaceutical Company
Pfizer Inc.


A special thank you to the FDA Office of Minority Health for their support and assistance.

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