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Cedars-Sinai Experts Discuss Need for Diversity in Clinical Trials


Cedars-Sinai and BlackDoctor.org will host a virtual community conversation about the importance of increasing diverse representation in medical research. Currently, Black patients account for only 5% of clinical trial participants in the U.S., while white patients make up the vast majority.  

During this 1-hour online conversation, What Black and Brown Communities Need to Know About Clinical Trials, Cedars-Sinai experts will address the need for people of color to participate in clinical trials, which are essential to developing new medications and treatments for diseases. 


  • Moderator: Ellis Dean, Director of Digital Programming and Production, BlackDoctor.org 
  • Michael Farkouh, MD, MSc, Associate Dean of Research and Clinical Trials, Cedars-Sinai 
  • Denene Prophet-Williams, MBA, MLA, RN, NE-BC, Executive Director, Samuel Oschin Cancer Cancer, Cedars-Sinai 
  • Tabia Richardson, PhD, MPH, Research Program Administrator, Cedars-Sinai 


Thursday, March 30 
5-6 p.m. PT 


Presented on: BlackDoctor.org YouTube, BlackDoctor.org Facebook and Daily Vitamina Facebook, with simultaneous Spanish interpretation available.