NMF Diversity in Research Programs
As part of our mission to ensure health equity, NMF has expanded our programming to provide training and support for minority physicians to become more actively involved in clinical trials. NMF’s new Diversity in Research Programs portfolio is comprised of two major initiatives, which share the ultimate goal of increasing underrepresented minority patient engagement and participation in clinical research to ensure that treatment and preventative regimens are thoroughly investigated across all intended target populations.
Amid a worldwide vaccination effort, NMF has reinforced its commitment to providing pathways for underrepresented minority physicians to pursue careers as clinical investigators. These bold initiatives create unprecedented opportunities to increase cultural competency in clinical trials and to push back the tide of mistrust, historically earned, of the medical community among vulnerable populations. NMF seeks to become a leader in the national efforts to increase diversity in clinical trial research in furtherance of the elimination of healthcare disparities.
Current Clinical Research Programs
- Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program (BMSF DCTCDP)
- National Medical Fellowships Diversity in Clinical Trials Research Program (NMF Dctr)