Events Calendar

09 Jul
Presenter Judith Martin, MD, professor of pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and codirector, Pittsburgh Vaccine Trials Unit
Event Type

Virtual

Topic

Health & Wellness, Diversity, Campus & Community

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Staff, Alumni, Prospective Students, Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs, Residents & Fellows

OCC Goal Areas

Wellness

Catalog of Opportunities

Diverse Perspectives

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CTSI

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Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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Lunch & Learn: Vaccine Clinical Trials

The July health topic will be vaccine clinical trials. Specifically, we are hoping to discuss ways to dismantle myths and specifically bring attention to the ways the current work seeks to disrupt health disparities and participation inequities that exist in black and brown communities. The New Pittsburgh Courier will print this Take Charge of Your Health topic in their July 8th newspaper edition. The hour is dedicated to both the presentation of information and hearing from those in the room, answering questions and thinking about the relevance and importance of this health topic.

Presenters include Judith Martin, MD, professor of pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and codirector, Pittsburgh Vaccine Trials Unit

An excerpt from the Pittsburgh Courier piece:

When the vaccines are ready for phase three clinical trials, Drs. Martin and Hoberman want to hit the ground running. To do that, they say they first need to understand the needs of the community and what people’s concerns are. Then, people will be asked to go to the online registry and indicate their interest in being a part of the phase-three study so that the community is prepared for when the study begins.

As with any study, Drs. Martin and Hoberman say it is necessary for the COVID-19 vaccine study to include people of any race, gender, sex or ethnicity. The more diverse a study population is, the better the chance is that the vaccine will be effective for everyone.

Echoing this sentiment is an excerpt from an editorial by the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh CEO Esther Bush in the New Pittsburgh Courier:

Because we want studies of the current coronavirus pandemic to apply to all of us, African American participation in clinical trials is essential. African Americans make up 25% of all COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County (according to the Allegheny County Health Department), yet only make up about 13% of its population. We can’t afford not to be included in the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials.

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh partners with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and UPMC and puts together the Take Charge of Your Health page in the New Pittsburgh Courier monthly. Our goal with the lunch and learn series is to lift up the community voice alongside the academics presenting their work in the space. We hope to create opportunities to co-create and co-learn around a health topic that is relevant.

Dial-In Information

Pre-register for this free event and the Zoom information will follow: https://bit.ly/2BA2uC7

Thursday, July 9 at 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Lunch & Learn: Vaccine Clinical Trials

The July health topic will be vaccine clinical trials. Specifically, we are hoping to discuss ways to dismantle myths and specifically bring attention to the ways the current work seeks to disrupt health disparities and participation inequities that exist in black and brown communities. The New Pittsburgh Courier will print this Take Charge of Your Health topic in their July 8th newspaper edition. The hour is dedicated to both the presentation of information and hearing from those in the room, answering questions and thinking about the relevance and importance of this health topic.

Presenters include Judith Martin, MD, professor of pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and codirector, Pittsburgh Vaccine Trials Unit

An excerpt from the Pittsburgh Courier piece:

When the vaccines are ready for phase three clinical trials, Drs. Martin and Hoberman want to hit the ground running. To do that, they say they first need to understand the needs of the community and what people’s concerns are. Then, people will be asked to go to the online registry and indicate their interest in being a part of the phase-three study so that the community is prepared for when the study begins.

As with any study, Drs. Martin and Hoberman say it is necessary for the COVID-19 vaccine study to include people of any race, gender, sex or ethnicity. The more diverse a study population is, the better the chance is that the vaccine will be effective for everyone.

Echoing this sentiment is an excerpt from an editorial by the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh CEO Esther Bush in the New Pittsburgh Courier:

Because we want studies of the current coronavirus pandemic to apply to all of us, African American participation in clinical trials is essential. African Americans make up 25% of all COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County (according to the Allegheny County Health Department), yet only make up about 13% of its population. We can’t afford not to be included in the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials.

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh partners with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and UPMC and puts together the Take Charge of Your Health page in the New Pittsburgh Courier monthly. Our goal with the lunch and learn series is to lift up the community voice alongside the academics presenting their work in the space. We hope to create opportunities to co-create and co-learn around a health topic that is relevant.

Dial-In Information

Pre-register for this free event and the Zoom information will follow: https://bit.ly/2BA2uC7

Thursday, July 9 at 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Event Type

Virtual

OCC Goal Areas

Wellness

Catalog of Opportunities

Diverse Perspectives

Tags

CTSI