Affirming NIH’s commitment to addressing structural racism in the biomedical research enterprise

Cell
Jun 10, 2021 Volume 184 Issue 12 p3075-3348
https://www.cell.com/cell/current

 

Commentary
Affirming NIH’s commitment to addressing structural racism in the biomedical research enterprise
Francis S. Collins, et al. NIH UNITE
Open Access
NIH has acknowledged and committed to ending structural racism. The framework for NIH’s approach, summarized here, includes understanding barriers; developing robust health disparities/equity research; improving its internal culture; being transparent and accountable; and changing the extramural ecosystem so that diversity, equity, and inclusion are reflected in funded research and the biomedical workforce.