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by Meghana Mysore

In 2011, the National Institutes of Health urged all university clinical research centers to increase minority recruitment for medical trials. In response, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation developed the Cultural Ambassadors program, an initiative that “had potential to bend the curve,” or, in other words, to change the way in which minorities engage with clinical studies. Cultural Ambassadors superseded the Clinical Scholars program, which promoted community-engaged work until it lost funding in 2015.

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