Association of Black Cardiologists
ABC Leadership Announces Strategic Partnership to
Increase Investigator Diversity in Clinical Trials
Dr. Sogade    Dr. Hutchinson    CEO     
ABC's Board Chair Felix Sogarde, MD, President Barbara Hutchinson, MD, CEO Cassandra McCullough and Research Committee Chair Ola Akinboboye, MD are pleased to announce that a strategic partnership aimed at increasing diversity at the clinical research investigator level has been formed between the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS).  
 
FDA has declared 2016 the "Year of Diversity in Clinical Trials" and SCRS is dedicated to this important public health mission. "Through this partnership SCRS will provide education and mentoring that promote site sustainability while addressing the need to enhance the inclusion of the diverse investigators," said Christine Pierre, president of SCRS. "Diversity at the investigator level is an important part of increasing diversity amongst clinical research participants, which is critical to ensuring effectiveness and safety data is available and reliable across all populations."

"Increasing clinical trial diversity is critically important to eliminating disparities" said Cassandra McCullough, CEO of the ABC.  "This very timely and strategic partnership with SCRS -- focusing on investigator diversity -- builds on our previous successes and our longstanding commitment to achieving greater clinical trial diversity, inclusion and health equity."
SCRS offers one year complimentary membership to ABC research sites
 
A site representative can go here to register your individual site. At the end of the registration process use code ABCSCRS16 which will set the registration price to zero. You will receive a company number. That number is necessary for the next step: Register your research team (this is included in your membership) as SCRS members. They should click JOIN NOW and complete the required information. Once an employee registers, a password will be sent via email so they can take advantage of all the member benefits. Go here to discover more of the many benefits and features available to ABC members.
SCRS logoSCRS represents over 2,800 research sites in 42 countries. SCRS' mission is to unify the voice of the global clinical research site community for greater site sustainability. SCRS has become an active partner in industry-wide initiatives and dialogues focused on improving the clinical research enterprise. Sites and the companies that sponsor or support the work conducted at clinical research sites will benefit from membership and partnership. Visit MySCRS.org for more information.  
 
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