AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY AND US FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION RELEASES PODCAST ABOUT DISPARITIES IN CLINICAL TRIALS

Newswise — Washington, DC (July 26, 2016) — The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is pleased to announce its latest ASN Kidney News podcast is now available for free download on its website. The podcast explores the topic of disparities in clinical trials with a focus on why it is a problem as well as various programs and potential solutions to improve diversity.

Hosted by ASN Executive Vice President, Tod Ibrahim and ASN Past President, Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD, FASN, the podcast is entitled “ASN and FDA: Recognizing Ways to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials.” Special guests from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are Jonca Bull, MD, who is the Assistant Commissioner for Minority Health in the Office of Minority Health, and Patrick Archdeacon, MD, a Medical Officer in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research as well as the Co-Chair for the Kidney Health Initiative.

To listen to other ASN Kidney News podcasts, please visit: http://www.asn-online.org/media/podcast.aspx

Since 1966, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has been leading the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients. ASN has nearly 16,000 members representing 112 countries. For more information, please visit asn-online.org or contact us at 202-640-4660.

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