The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

ACRP celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans in clinical research.

Gracias por todo lo que ustedes hacen para promover la excelencia en investigación clínica.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, ACRP spoke to Dr. Fabian Sandoval, President and CEO of Emerson Clinical Research Institute and a member of ACRP’s Diversity Advisory Council. Listen to learn more about how Dr. Sandoval is using his award-winning television show to help educate the Latino community about good health, including the value of clinical research.

“We want to get more diverse people into clinical research, and by doing that we need to educate the Latino community about clinical research.”

— Judy Galindo, Director of Sun Valley Research and co-founder of Latinos in Clinical Research.

Learn about how Latinos in Clinical Research is leading the way for improved representation for Latinos in clinical research, driving clinical research education, and the group’s effort to build an engaged community for Latinos in clinical research.

“By increasing our clinical research workforce and number of sites, we’re talking about increasing minority – particularly Hispanic – representation in clinical research.”

— Michaele Linden-Johnson, Director of Clinical Trials and Business Development, Medical Center of the Americas

Learn about a program to promote clinical trial workforce diversity in Texas and New Mexico.

“It’s important for us to recognize when biases get in the way of hiring, promotion, or when we create assumptions based on these biases.”

— Aida Sabo
Vice President of Diversity, Parexel

Learn about the impact of hidden biases and how to unlock them.

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“Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put some members of racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting COVID-19 or experiencing severe illness.”

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