The Tuskegee Legacy Project

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Author: Luz Claudio
Date: Mar. 2007
From: Environmental Health Perspectives(Vol. 115, Issue 3)
Publisher: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Document Type: Article
Length: 438 words
Lexile Measure: 1470L

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Medical research studies often do not include ethnic and racial minorities as study participants in numbers that are representative of their populations. A study published in the November 2006 issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved aimed to determine whether the paucity of minorities included in research could be explained by differences in willingness and misgivings related to participation in health research.

The study, funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Surgery, was conducted by a research team within the Tuskegee Legacy Project (TLP), which was inspired by a 1994 bioethics conference at the University of Virginia. The research team was created...

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