On Saturday, November 6th, Dr. Roy S. Herbst kicked off the BMSF-AACR Design and Implementation of Clinical Trials Workshop. Dr. Herbst commented, "Together we will make a difference for the health of our diverse communities. This workshop is just one step in focusing on and tackling health disparities on a larger scale."
The six-day workshop focused on principles of good clinical trial design and research practice by presenting the ongoing challenges in clinical research; highlighting the benefits of focusing on clinical research, specifically in underrepresented populations; and investigating the disconnect between communities and clinical trials by utilizing highly innovative approaches to clinical research. After the workshop, each participant was provided with a mentor based on their research specialty with whom they will work for two years.