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Many thousands of volunteers from minority groups are needed for huge clinical trials underway or about to begin. Scientists say a diverse group of test subjects is vital to determining whether a vaccine is safe and effective for everyone and instilling broad public confidence in the shots once they become available....

While the collection of health data and information has always been part of medicine, advancements in technology have made it easier to compile this information from various sources and parse it out to identify trends. While making sense out of large swaths of information is a difficult task, it’s exactly what Dr. Jomol Mathew was hired to do....

As UW Health and the University of Wisconsin begin scheduling participants for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study, experts and leaders are focused on equity and inclusion to ensure a diverse population takes part in this phase 3 clinical trial. A diverse group of participants will give researchers the best understanding on how and if this vaccine works for everyone....