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Thursday, April 22 • 8:00am - 9:30am
The Role of Diversity in Building Inclusive Healthcare Technology and Clinical Trials — Supported by Bristol Myers Squibb

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Diverse clinical trial datasets representative of our communities have the power to shape future scientific discoveries and drive innovative new therapeutic approaches for patients with serious disease. Yet, Black, Latinx and people of color make up only a small fraction of clinical trial participants in the U.S. today. How can data and technology intersect with clinical research and patient engagement to improve clinical trial diversity? From applying data to scientific discovery in an equitable way to building inclusive healthcare technology and extending the reach of clinical trials into underserved communities, explore this topic from the perspective of those working in biopharma, data and technology, clinical research and patient advocacy.

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Heidi Zhang

VP, Cell Therapy Product & Analytical Development, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Samar Noor

Head of Statistical Programming, Bristol Myers Squibb
With a passion for people, innovation and simplicity, Samar T. Noor brings over 18 years of experience in leadership, vision and technical knowledge. She currently holds and has held multiple roles in technical leadership, most recently heading Statistical Programming and Technologies... Read More →
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Megan-Claire Chase

Marketing Specialist | Blogger | Advocate, GRYT Health
Megan-Claire Chase, also known as Warrior Megsie, is a 5-year breast cancer survivor in Atlanta, GA. She is a sought-after influencer, speaker, and blogger in the Young Adult Cancer community both nationally and internationally. Her blog, Life on the Cancer Train, is about her life... Read More →
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Nina Kjellson

General Partner & Healthcare Investor, Canaan Partners
Nina Kjellson has been a General Partner at Canaan since 2015 and invests in biopharma and digital health start-ups that serve high unmet needs. She has 20 years of experience funding, growing and transacting early-stage companies. Current Canaan investments include Intrepida, Pact... Read More →
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Michele Andrasik

Director, Social & Behavioral Sciences and Community Engagement, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center/HIV Vaccine Trials Network
Michele Andrasik is a clinical health psychologist.  She is the Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Community Engagement for the Fred Hutchinson-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) and the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN), Senior Staff Scientist in the Fred Hutchinson... Read More →

Thursday April 22, 2021 8:00am - 9:30am PDT