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Veronica Yank, Sanjhavi Agarwal, Pooja Loftus, Steven Asch, David Rehkopf
OBJECTIVES: To determine the generalizability of crowdsourced, electronic health data from self-selected individuals using a national survey as a reference. METHODS: Using the world's largest crowdsourcing platform in 2015, we collected data on characteristics known to influence cardiovascular disease risk and identified comparable data from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. We used age-stratified logistic regression models to identify differences among groups...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639311/increasing-the-pipeline-and-diversity-of-doctorally-prepared-nurses-description-and-preliminary-evaluation-of-a-health-disparities-summer-research-program
#2
John P Salerno, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Mary Hooshmand
Despite calls to increase the number and diversity of doctorally prepared nurses, recent data indicate a severe shortage of PhD-prepared nurses, especially those of racial/ethnic minority backgrounds. This is concerning, given that evidence indicates that racial/ethnic minority PhD-prepared nurses are well-positioned to address health disparities, by attending to the needs/concerns of medically underrepresented groups. The purpose of this article is to describe and provide a preliminary evaluation of a summer research program for minority nursing students...
June 22, 2017: Public Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632012/medical-school-outcomes-primary-care-specialty-choice-and-practice-in-medically-underserved-areas-by-physician-alumni-of-medprep-a-postbaccalaureate-premedical-program-for-underrepresented-and-disadvantaged-students
#3
Anneke M Metz
PROBLEM: Minorities continue to be underrepresented as physicians in medicine, and the United States currently has a number of medically underserved communities. MEDPREP, a postbaccalaureate medical school preparatory program for socioeconomically disadvantaged or underrepresented in medicine students, has a stated mission to increase the numbers of physicians from minority or disadvantaged backgrounds and physicians working with underserved populations. This study aims to determine how MEDPREP enhances U...
March 2, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623804/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-a-programme-for-improving-the-participation-and-academic-success-of-an-underrepresented-minority-group-in-new-zealand
#4
Faafetai Sopoaga, Jesse Kokaua, Jacques van der Meer, Malia Lameta-Huro, Tony Zaharic, Rose Richards, Marie Inder
Pacific peoples are a minority under-represented ethnic group in higher education in New Zealand. This article explores the effectiveness of a specific programme, which sought to improve outcomes of Pacific students in the tertiary environment. The aim of the evaluation was to determine the effectiveness of an intervention programme (2013-2015) to increase the participation and academic success of Pacific students in the first year in Health Sciences. The study found the academic results of Pacific students who participated in the intervention programme were significantly better compared to those who did not...
June 6, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623623/self-reported-race-and-ethnicity-of-us-biobank-participants-compared-to-the-us-census
#5
Elizabeth Gross Cohn, Nalo Hamilton, Elaine L Larson, Janet K Williams
Precision medicine envisions a future of effective diagnosis, treatment, and prevention grounded in precise understandings of the genetic and environmental determinants of disease. Given that the original genome-wide association studies represented a predominately European White population, and that diversity in genomic studies must account for genetic variation both within and across racial categories, new research studies are at a heightened risk for inadequate representation. Currently biological samples are being made available for sequencing in biobanks across the USA, but the diversity of those samples is unknown...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620330/can-i-work-with-and-help-others-in-this-field-how-communal-goals-influence-interest-and-participation-in-stem-fields
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REVIEW
Kathryn L Boucher, Melissa A Fuesting, Amanda B Diekman, Mary C Murphy
Although science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines as a whole have made advances in gender parity and greater inclusion for women, these increases have been smaller or nonexistent in computing and engineering compared to other fields. In this focused review, we discuss how stereotypic perceptions of computing and engineering influence who enters, stays, and excels in these fields. We focus on communal goal incongruity-the idea that some STEM disciplines like engineering and computing are perceived as less aligned with people's communal goals of collaboration and helping others...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603680/society-of-pediatric-psychology-diversity-award-training-underrepresented-minority-students-in-psychology
#7
Monica J Mitchell, Lori E Crosby
Improving diversity, particularly among trainees and professionals from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds, has been a long-stated goal for the field of Psychology. Research has provided strategies and best practices, such as ensuring cultural sensitivity and relevance in coursework, clinical and research training, promoting a supportive and inclusive climate, providing access to cultural and community opportunities, and increasing insight and cultural competence among professionals (Rogers & Molina, 2006)...
December 2016: Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597246/criminal-justice-contact-stressors-and-obesity-related-health-problems-among-black-adults-in-the-usa
#8
Paul C Archibald, Lauren Parker, Roland Thorpe
Criminal justice contact-defined as lifetime arrest, parole, or incarceration, seems to exacerbate chronic conditions, and those who are most likely to have had contact with the criminal justice system, such as Black adults, often already have pre-existing disproportionately high rates of stress and chronic conditions due to the social determinants of health that affect underrepresented minorities. Findings from this study suggest that there is a mechanism that links the stressors among Black adults manifested by such factors as family, financial, neighborhood, and personal problems with criminal justice contact to obesity-related health status...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575230/cognitive-training-for-ethnic-minority-older-adults-in-the-united-states-a-review
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Marian Tzuang, Jocelynn T Owusu, Adam P Spira, Marilyn S Albert, George W Rebok
Purpose of the Study: Interest in cognitive training for healthy older adults to reduce cognitive decline has grown considerably over the past few decades. Given the shift toward a more diverse society, the purpose of this review is to examine the extent of race/ethnic minority participation in cognitive training studies and characteristics of studies that included race/ethnic minority participants. Design and Methods: This review considered peer-reviewed studies reporting cognitive training studies for cognitively healthy, community-dwelling older adults (age 55+) in the United States published in English before December 31, 2015...
May 30, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550078/race-and-gender-differences-in-undergraduate-research-mentoring-structures-and-research-outcomes
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Melissa L Aikens, Melissa M Robertson, Sona Sadselia, Keiana Watkins, Mara Evans, Christopher R Runyon, Lillian T Eby, Erin L Dolan
Participating in undergraduate research with mentorship from faculty may be particularly important for ensuring the persistence of women and minority students in science. Yet many life science undergraduates at research universities are mentored by graduate or postdoctoral researchers (i.e., postgraduates). We surveyed a national sample of undergraduate life science researchers about the mentoring structure of their research experiences and the outcomes they realized from participating in research. We observed two common mentoring structures: an open triad with undergraduate-postgraduate and postgraduate-faculty ties but no undergraduate-faculty tie, and a closed triad with ties among all three members...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545336/design-of-a-cluster-randomized-minority-recruitment-trial-recruit
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Barbara C Tilley, Arch G Mainous, Daniel W Smith, M Diane McKee, Rossybelle P Amorrortu, Jennifer Alvidrez, Vanessa Diaz, Marvella E Ford, Maria E Fernandez, Robert A Hauser, Carlos Singer, Veronica Landa, Aron Trevino, Stacia M DeSantis, Yefei Zhang, Elvan Daniels, Derrick Tabor, Sally W Vernon
BACKGROUND: Racial/ethnic minority groups remain underrepresented in clinical trials. Many strategies to increase minority recruitment focus on minority communities and emphasize common diseases such as hypertension. Scant literature focuses on minority recruitment to trials of less common conditions, often conducted in specialty clinics and dependent on physician referrals. We identified trust/mistrust of specialist physician investigators and institutions conducting medical research and consequent participant reluctance to participate in clinical trials as key-shared barriers across racial/ethnic groups...
June 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520624/cardiac-rehabilitation-outcomes-by-ethnocultural-background-results-from-the-canadian-cardiac-rehab-registry
#12
Briar Findlay, Paul Oh, Sherry L Grace
BACKGROUND: Patients of diverse ethnocultural backgrounds are underrepresented among participants and, hence, little is known about their outcomes. The objectives of this study were to compare cardiac rehabilitation (CR) utilization, cardiovascular risk factor reduction (blood pressure, lipids, anthropometrics), and functional capacity between white and ethnocultural minority patients participating in CR across Canada. METHODS: The study was a retrospective, observational cohort study using the Canadian Cardiac Rehab Registry (CCRR)...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497850/workforce-diversity-in-dentistry-current-status-and-future-challenges
#13
REVIEW
Raul I Garcia, George Blue Spruce, Jeanne C Sinkford, Michael J Lopez, Louis W Sullivan
The racial and ethnic diversity of the US oral health care workforce remains insufficient to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population and to address persistent health disparities. The findings from a recent national survey of underrepresented minority dentists are reviewed and recommendations are made for enhancing diversity in the dental profession.
May 12, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471777/recruiting-faculty-leaders-at-u-s-medical-schools-a-process-without-improvement
#14
James D Marsh, Ronald Chod
Recruiting faculty leaders to work in colleges of medicine is a ubiquitous, time-consuming, costly activity. Little quantitative information is available about contemporary leadership recruiting processes and outcomes. In this article, the authors examine current recruiting methods and outcomes in colleges of medicine and compare academic search approaches with the approaches often employed in intellectual-capital-rich industries.In 2015, the authors surveyed chairs of internal medicine at U.S. medical schools regarding their recruiting practices and outcomes-specifically their selection methods, the duration of searches, the recruitment of women and minorities underrepresented in medicine (URM), and their satisfaction with search outcomes...
May 2, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459648/research-microcultures-as-socialization-contexts-for-underrepresented-science-students
#15
Dustin B Thoman, Gregg A Muragishi, Jessi L Smith
How much does scientific research potentially help people? We tested whether prosocial-affordance beliefs (PABs) about science spread among group members and contribute to individual students' motivation for science. We tested this question within the context of research experience for undergraduates working in faculty-led laboratories, focusing on students who belong to underrepresented minority (URM) groups. Longitudinal survey data were collected from 522 research assistants in 41 labs at six institutions...
June 2017: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445608/sexual-and-gender-minority-adolescents-views-on-hiv-research-participation-and-parental-permission-a-mixed-methods-study
#16
Brian Mustanski, Ryan Coventry, Kathryn Macapagal, Miriam R Arbeit, Celia B Fisher
CONTEXT: Sexual and gender minority adolescents are underrepresented in HIV research, partly because institutional review boards (IRBs) are reluctant to waive parental permission requirements for these studies. Understanding teenagers' perspectives on parental permission and the risks and benefits of participating in HIV research is critical to informing evidence-based IRB decisions. METHODS: Data from 74 sexual and gender minority adolescents aged 14-17 who participated in an online focus group in 2015 were used to examine perspectives on the risks and benefits of participation in a hypothetical HIV surveillance study and the need for parental permission and adequate protections...
June 2017: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441673/gateways-to-the-laboratory-how-an-md-phd-program-increased-the-number-of-minority-physician-scientists
#17
Ruth Gotian, Jemella C Raymore, Shauna-Kay Rhooms, Laura Liberman, Olaf S Andersen
Traditional underrepresented minority (URM) groups (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans) remain underrepresented among physician-scientists. To address the dearth of URM physician-scientists, in 1993 the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program developed a pipeline program, Gateways to the Laboratory (Gateways), which focuses on increasing the breadth and depth of the URM physician-scientist pipeline by offering an all-encompassing summer research training program which mirrors the life of a physician-scientist...
May 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439180/enhancing-diversity-in-biomedical-data-science
#18
Judith E Canner, Archana J McEligot, María-Eglée Pérez, Lei Qian, Xinzhi Zhang
The gap in educational attainment separating underrepresented minorities from Whites and Asians remains wide. Such a gap has significant impact on workforce diversity and inclusion among cross-cutting Biomedical Data Science (BDS) research, which presents great opportunities as well as major challenges for addressing health disparities. This article provides a brief description of the newly established National Institutes of Health Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) diversity initiatives at four universities: California State University, Monterey Bay; Fisk University; University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus; and California State University, Fullerton...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434476/a-qualitative-approach-exploring-the-acceptability-of-yoga-for-minorities-living-with-arthritis-where-are-the-people-who-look-like-me
#19
Kimberly R Middleton, Miriam Magaña López, Steffany Haaz Moonaz, Gladys Tataw-Ayuketah, Michael M Ward, Gwenyth R Wallen
OBJECTIVES: To examine the acceptability of yoga research tailored to recruit and retain a minority population (both English and Spanish speaking) with arthritis. Yoga research for arthritis often underrepresents minorities and acceptability for this population has not previously been investigated. DESIGN: Acceptability was evaluated using retention, adherence, journals, and semi-structured exit interviews from twelve participants with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis undergoing an 8-week yoga intervention...
April 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412139/comparative-effectiveness-research-the-impact-of-biologic-agents-in-ethnic-minorities-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#20
Sanjay Goel, Abdissa Negassa, Ashish Khot, Dharmendra Goyal, Shuang Guo, Amara Nandikolla, Kamila Bakirhan, Rahul Polineni, Umang Shah, Imran Chaudhary, Mohammad H Ghalib, Lakshmi Rajdev, Andreas Kaubisch, Jennifer Chuy, Santiago Aparo
BACKGROUND: Biologic agents have improved the outcomes of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). However, the clinical trials included a predominately white population (85%), with Hispanic and black patients underrepresented. Thus, the real world benefit for the latter remains unknown. Comparative effectiveness research is a tool allowing for this exploration. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The demographic and clinical characteristics of patients treated for mCRC from 2000 to 2011 were extracted from the medical records of Montefiore Medical Center...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
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