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Lavinia Dock Lecture: Improving Diversity in Clinical Trials is Imperative on the Path to Heal Equity

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 12:00 PM

Cheryl Himmelfarb

The lack of diversity among research participants has serious ethical, research, and health equity consequences. Research participants should reflect the diversity of our culture and conditions. This lecture will highlight factors contributing to lack of diversity as well as multi-pronged, stakeholder-engaged approaches to improve diversity in clinical trials.

Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, Vice Dean for Research at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, is a leading nurse scientist focusing on cardiovascular health equity and community engagement in research. Through innovative leadership, she advances recruitment methods and mentors the next generation of nurse scientists, contributing significantly to cardiovascular nursing science and health equity advocacy.