The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new draft guidance to industry for developing plans to enroll more participants from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations in the U.S. into clinical trials –  expanding on the agency’s previous guidances for industry to improve clinical trial diversity.

Underscoring an investment in the growth, development and engagement of their talent, WPP company CMI Media Group and NMSDC certified diverse supplier Compas announced the promotion of Julia Missaggia to Chief People Officer.

On January 17, America is celebrating the legendary life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 2022, the holiday comes in the wake of two years of racial tensions and protests, and the racial inequities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. BioSpace is marking the occasion by sharing some of its recent coverage about what the life sciences industry is doing to even those scales.

Mary Stutts joined Real Chemistry to lead the global health innovation company’s DE&I strategy, bringing together a unique combination of internal inclusion initiatives with multiple customer-facing efforts across the entire health ecosystem.

After one full year when just about everyone who could was working from home, healthcare advertising agencies have managed to adapt and thrive, using technology to serve their clients, onboard new employees, and create bonds.

Award-winning health communications agency Evoke KYNE announced the promotion of Chanta’ Stewart to Vice President, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I). Stewart’s appointment reflects the company’s commitment to shifting the landscape of the industry and fostering a workplace environment where diverse representation and perspectives, inclusivity, equitable opportunities and an inherent sense of belonging are at the forefront. 

The Medical Advertising Hall of Fame announced an updated mission statement to address diversity, equity and inclusion issues in the industry.

Leadership teams from the 2020 Manny Award winners and finalists participated in a Q&A forum to offer their analysis on a variety of healthcare industry themes and trends.

For healthcare communications agencies, the killing of George Floyd gave even greater impetus to their already existing diversity, equity and inclusion programs, as managers reached inward to assess themselves and outward to meet the needs of employees of color and the overall organization.