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Webinar: Heart of the Issue
December 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Dr. Jayne Morgan, Clinical Director of the COVID Task Force, will host a webinar, Heart of the Issue, to discuss the Tuskegee Experiment, minorities and clinical trials and the COVID vaccines.
Dr. Morgan is a cardiologist with extensive experience in clinical patient management, as well as pharmaceutical and biotech research. She currently serves as the Director of Innovation and Research for Piedmont Healthcare and is the Clinical Director of the COVID Task Force. For the past two decades, she has focused on improving the care and quality of life measures for patients from heterogenous populations, including end-of-life patients without further medical options.
In this webinar, Dr. Morgan will
- Explore the process of vaccine development and clinical trial participation
- Speak about some of the barriers facing minorities’ access to adequate healthcare
- Address concerns about the black community and its acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine
- Start a conversation about the importance of diversity in drug trials and genetic research