Clinical Trial Enrollment Barriers Webinar

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Encouraging engagement around clinical trial education is an important goal in promoting health equity. It is our privilege to offer this webinar as an interactive experience where you can participate in the discussion and network with others who share your commitment to this cause.

Meet the Speakers

Dr. Edith Mitchell

Edith Peterson Mitchell, MD, MACP, FCPP, FRCP, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and is Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine and Medical Oncology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and Associate Director for Diversity Programs and Director of the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Mitchell has spent her medical career helping individuals in medically underserved areas to realize that simple changes in lifestyle can have a dramatic impact on cancer care. Through her work, Dr. Mitchell has demonstrated the importance of community service and outreach especially to those individuals who may not have the means to seek out more conventional medical advice.

Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH

Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, is an internationally recognized health disparities researcher at UT Health San Antonio, where she is Founding Chair and Professor of Population Health Sciences and Director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research. She has 30 years of experience conducting behavioral and communications projects to reduce cancer, increase screening and clinical trial participation, and improve healthy lifestyles to reduce obesity and diabetes among U.S. Latinos. Dr. Ramirez leads the Salud America! communication program for health equity for Latino children and families (; @SaludAmerica). Salud America!, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has a national network of more than 300,000 community leaders, school personnel, parents, and healthcare professionals and researchers who are fueled with educational content and tools to advocate for equitable changes in policies, systems, and environments related to healthy food, green space, housing, transportation, education, social cohesion, and more in Latino communities. Salud America!’s core network members produced 179 Latino childhood health policy wins in the past year (something passed by a relevant voting body), according to a 2018 evaluation report. Dr. Ramirez has received national recognition, including 2007 election to the National Academy of Medicine and 2011 White House “Champion of Change.” Dr. Ramirez is a native of Laredo, Texas.

Wyatt Pickner, MPH

Wyatt Pickner is an enrolled member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. He received his undergraduate degree in American Indian studies and health sciences from the University of South Dakota and earned an MPH in community-oriented public health practice from the University of Washington. He has a decade of experience working with tribes, tribal organizations, and American Indian-serving organizations at local, regional, and national levels on research projects, capacity building, training, and community engagement. Mr. Pickner is currently the Research Manager at the American Indian Cancer Foundation. In this role, he works with tribal communities to design and implement research projects that assess the burden of cancer and potential contributing factors with the aim to identify culturally relevant solutions.