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Statement on Racism in Healthcare and Clinical Research
posted: June 10, 2020
As leaders in clinical research, and, therefore, in promoting the betterment of healthcare for all, it is crucial that we address the human rights issues plaguing our society.
The bitterness and anger which have occurred over the past two weeks suggest a type of societal crisis of an unbelievable magnitude. Just as racism affects socio-economics, education, and countless other aspects of society, so too does it affect medicine. To that end, the APCR fully supports the Council of Medical Specialty Societies position against racism in medical care and medical research. Anti-racism has been included in the research process for many years, and we as an organization don’t intend to let that fail now.
Our work as physicians in clinical research contributes not only to our given medical specialties, but also to the greater entity that is public health. Let us be reminded that every day is a chance to work toward positive change.
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