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Joanna Jacobs came on board as president of TBWA\WorldHealth a few months ago. Med Ad News recently caught up with her and CEO Robin Shapiro to talk about how Jacobs came to the agency, her plans for the next few months, and her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I).

Ogilvy Health announced industry veteran Courtney Murphy has been appointed to the position of Global People Director, a newly created role that now rounds out the agency’s powerhouse leadership team. Courtney will serve both as a valued part of the Ogilvy Health Executive Leadership Team and as a board member on Ogilvy’s Global People Team.

Diversity in all clinical research—including rare disease research—is currently under scrutiny, partly because of disparities experienced with COVID-19. Rightly so, as data show that 86 percent of genomics studies to date have involved people of European ancestry, which has limited the potential benefits of genomic research for many populations. Rebecca Sutphen, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of InformedDNA, and Board-Certified Genetic Counselor Karmen Trzupek analyze strategies to increase diversity in rare genetic disease trials.