Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Structural Racism in Biomedical Research. March 2021



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A Statement from Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable: Structural Racism in Biomedical Research

NIH Ending Structural Racism initiative"Today, NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins announced the launch of UNITE, a new NIH initiative aimed at bringing an end to structural racism in biomedical research. In his statement, Dr. Collins recalled NIH’s longstanding support of programs to expand the diversity of the scientific workforce, but he acknowledged shortfalls in NIH’s efforts to bring ‘…diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and skillsets to complex scientific problems.’ As the Director of NIMHD, I enthusiastically endorse this newly stated goal for NIH to address, manage, and eliminate systemic racism and discrimination embedded in policies and practices in the biomedical research enterprise."

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