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Expanding engagement of underrepresented groups in research workforce and research studies

Accelerated Cure Project is committed to understanding and addressing the barriers to research participation for those affected by MS from historically marginalized populations and to assisting others involved in MS research and care to do the same. Access their toolkit for researchers on inclusive study recruitment. 

American Association for the Advancement of Science - provides tools to  strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce

International Women in Multiple Sclerosis - A supportive and inspirational community for women and minorities working in the field of MS, features mentorship program

Enhancing the Diversity of Clinical Trial Populations - Guidance from the FDA on Eligibility Criteria, Enrollment Practices, and Trial Designs  

The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard provides guidance, tools, and webinars to improve diversity in clinical research

Project Implicit - Harvard University's non-profit organization to educate the public about hidden biases

Scientific Workforce Diversity Office - leads NIH’s effort to diversify the national scientific workforce and expand recruitment and retention, features National Research Mentoring Network

Society for Neuroscience - provides resources and professional opportunities for Women in Neuroscience and Diversity Initiatives to engage scientists of diverse backgrounds

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Achieving diversity in Research - a collection of articles from the Nature group

Perceptions and Preferences Regarding Multiple Sclerosis Research Among Racial and Ethnic Groups (Int J MS Care, 2021).

Babcock, Linda and Laschever, Sara, Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide, Princeton University Press, 2021.

Brown, Brené,  The gifts of imperfection, Random House, 2020.

Heim, Pat, Hardball for Women, The  Penguin Group, 2005.

Shillcutt M.D., Dr. Sasha K., Between Grit and Grace, Health Communications, Inc., 2020.

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