Clinical Lecture Tour

The purpose of the lecture tour is to showcase the top African Americans clinicians in the country within their various clinical fields of expertise and demonstrate the CTEAPP methodology, the promises it offers in impacting and increasing the participation of African Americans in clinical trials, transforming the approach of the pharmaceutical industry and how they work with African American clinicians & the general public, and implementing CTEAPP as its model.

Lastly, the lecture tour will serve as a data collection platform to identify key stakeholders in the African American community as well as collect data on individuals who want more information on clinical trials across the country. All information collected will be voluntary. The data points for these will be email address, geographic location, any contact information, Twitter, Facebook, and any other self-disclosed information. We will use the list to announce clinical trails in all geographic areas applying NBCI faith command structure, zip codes, cities, and other identifiable factors to make sure that we can match individuals who want more information concerning participation with our partners and clinical trials being conducted.

This tour will include lectures on the importance of African American participation in clinical trials, and the role of the Black Church using its Clinical Trials Education Awareness and Participation Program (CTEAPP) clinical trial model.

    Who are some of the Clinicians giving the lectures?
  • We will select clinicians who have made enormous impacts in particular clinical areas and whose research will effect African Americans.
  • These clinicians must be connected to a major teaching university, be published, and have a strong pharmaceutical relationship, committed to increasing AA in the clinical trial space.

The National Black Church Initiative is initiating a fifteen part nationwide lecture series that will highlight noted African American clinicians and to further NBCI Clinical Trials Education Awareness and Participation Program (CTEAPP). The lecture series is another important building block of creating an expansive clinical trials initiative to increase minority participation. The goal of NBCI/ CETEAPP is to assure 15 percent or more black participation in clinical trials.

Previous Lectures

The Role of African American Physicians to Enroll African Americans in Clinical Trials
The NBCI Clinical Trials Lecture Tour presents Dr. Patricia Whitley-Williams M.D., FAAP, Division Chief and Professor of Pediatrics at Rutgers University who discusses the role African American physicians can take to enroll African Americans in clinical trials and why it is important.

She is a member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Network for Immunization Information of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Now Streaming on the NBCI YouTube channel
Dr. Macaya Douoguih, MD, MPHThe State of COVID 19 in the African American Community

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is proud to present Dr. Macaya Douoguih, MD, MPH, Head, Janssen Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Vaccines, who will give the inaugural lecture of its National Clinical Lecture Tour. We also welcome BIO and Janssen Pharmaceutical as our partners.

The Black Church is extremely honored to have someone of Dr. Douoguih's caliber address us. The title of her lecture is The State of African Americans and COVID-19: Where Do We Go From Here?

Dr. Lisa CooperRev. Anthony Evans Co-Hosts Lecture: 'Why Health Disparities Are Everyone's Problem'

Rev. Anthony Evans and host Kelly Wright of "The Kelly Wright Show" on Black News Channel (BNC) speak with Dr. Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH, FACP, the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Equity in Health and Health Care at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health.

She is also Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity and author of the book, "Why Are Health Disparities Everyone's Problem?"

Dr. Jaszianne Tolbert, MD and Dr. Justin Callaway, PhDRev Evans Hosts "Getting Control of Colorectal Cancer in the Black Community"

NBCI presents Dr. Jaszianne Tolbert, MD and Dr. Justin Callaway, PhD on the 3rd lecture of the National Clinical Lecture Tour, "Getting Control of Colorectal Cancer in the Black Community".

Ramona Burress, Associate Dir of Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trials, Portfolio Mgt, Janssen R&D Global Development co-hosted this event.

Rev Evans, Dr. Webster and Dr. McCoyRev Anthony Evans Discusses the Need for Black Co-Investigators in Clinical Trials

The NBCI Clinical Trials Lecture Tour present Dr. Joseph L. Webster, Sr., MD, MBA, FACP and Dr. James McCoy, MD, who answered questions concerning clinical trials during the FOURTH lecture of the National Clinical Lecture Tour.

Dr. Joseph Webster, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Tallahassee, FL, Dr. James McCoy, MD is a general surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Fabian SandovalRev. Evans Discusses Issues in Recruitment for Clinical Trials w/Dr. Fabian Sandoval

Dr. Fabian Sandoval, CEO & Research Director, has over 25 years of bench to bedside research experience. His diversified research career has been in academia, healthcare systems and the public sector.

He is also the host of the Emmy award winning Telemundo program "Tu Salud, Tu Familia" (Your Health Your Family).

Understanding Options for Blood Cancers

March 18, 2015

Topics Covered
  • The role of clinical trials in blood cancer treatment
  • How clinical trials are designed
  • How to determine the best treatment option for you
  • Talking to your healthcare team about treatment options

John P. Leonard, MD
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Q&A Session
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