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Bioethics for Journalists
Addressing Racism in Medical Research and Publishing

A Discussion for Journalists • November 30, 2021

Racism and unconscious bias persist in medical research. Given that journalists who write, or aspire to write, about medicine look at journals for story ideas, the editors of those journals have an indispensable role in identifying and eliminating racism in the review and publication of research. What antiracist steps are leading journals taking? What more should be done? What kinds of cues can help journalists recognize racial bias in a research article?

  • Moderator: Vabren Wattsequity director, Health Affairs
  • Panelist: Fernando De Maio, Director of Health Equity Research and Data Use in the Center for Health Equity at the American Medical Association and a professor of sociology at DePaul University.
  • Panelist: Mildred ChoProfessor at Stanford University and Associate Director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

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