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Thursday, January 23 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Panel Discussion: Deep Dive Into Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trials From a Patient and Industry Perspective

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  • Look beyond race and ethnicity and focus on age and gender
  • Understand what this means and how it is used as a strategic approach for the future of clinical trials
  • Gain insights into inclusive research that can help ensure positive health outcomes

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Mary Elmer

Executive Director, Patient Innovation Organization, Merck & Co., Inc.
Mary Elmer is the Executive Director of Patient Insights for Oncology at Merck. This group seeks to obtain patient insights and engages patients in optimizing their health, wellbeing, and healthcare outcomes. In her prior role, she led a patient engagement team that brings the voice... Read More →

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Dr. Kelly Shanahan

Patient Advocate
In 2008, Kelly Shanahan had everything going for her: a busy and successful ob-gyn practice; a precocious 9 year old daughter; and a well used passport from traveling all over the world with her family to attend conferences, with a liberal dose of vacation on the side. When she was... Read More →
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Cassandra R. Smith

Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trials Lead, Janssen Research & Development
Cassandra Smith currently serves as the Diversity & Inclusion in Clinical Trials Lead, at Janssen Research & Development, LLC, part of the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.  In this role, she leads efforts to advance Janssen’s diversity and inclusion in clinical trial... Read More →
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Jovonni R. Spinner, MPH, CHES

Senior Public Health Advisor, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE)
Ms. Jovonni Spinner is a public health strategist and thought leader with a deep passion for improving health equity across the lifespan through research, communication, multi-sector partnerships, and leadership coaching. She is known as a public health programming guru using her... Read More →
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Christina Brennan, MD, MBA

VP, Clinical Research, Northwell Health
Christina Brennan, MD has devoted her career to clinical research and currently serves as Northwell Health’s vice president of clinical research. Committed to the advancement of science and medicine, Dr. Brennan has more than 20 years of extensive clinical research experience, including... Read More →

Thursday January 23, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm EST