Nov 3oth Event – Addressing Racism in Medical Research and Publishing: A Discussion for Journalists

The Hastings Center, in partnership with the Center for ELSI Resources & Analysis (CERA), will present an online discussion for journalists, on Tuesday, November 30,  noon – 1:30 pm Eastern time. Click here to register. See details below or visit their website post:

Racism and unconscious bias persist in medical research. Given that journalists who write, or aspire to write, about medicine  look at journals for story ideas, the editors of those journals have an indispensable role in identifying and eliminating racism in the review and publication of research. What antiracist steps are leading journals taking? What more should be done? What kinds of cues can help journalists recognize racial bias in a research article?

Moderator: Vabren Watts, equity director, Health Affairs

Panelist: Mildred Cho, Professor at Stanford University and Associate Director  of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Panelist: Fernando De Maio, Director of Health Equity Research and Data Use in the Center for Health Equity at the American Medical Association and a professor of sociology at DePaul University

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