Inizio, a global strategic partner for health and life sciences with a full suite of advisory, medical, marketing, communications, and patient and stakeholder engagement services, has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Stefanie Christmas as its new Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I).
If there is one thing we’ve learned from the COVID pandemic, it’s that there’s probably too much verbiage floating around regarding what we’ve learned from the COVID pandemic. But the tides really are shifting. Not only in the way we work but the way we think about work, and the way we value ourselves.
We know that a lack of diversity in healthcare settings can lead to harmful disparities in health outcomes, but a lack of diversity in messaging can also make people less likely to seek care in the first place. While social media influencers are working to change narratives and correct harmful assumptions around race, gender, and sex in the medical field, every sector of healthcare can work to understand the importance of diversity, conquer biases and stigma, and improve representation.
At Med Ad News, we strive to continue the conversation about diversity, inclusion, and health equity – and in our December issue, we’ve placed a strong focus on these topics.
Even as their clients are trying to make clinical trials more diverse and equitable, agencies are continuing their DE&I efforts to build a culture where diverse talent is welcomed.
A team of trauma specialists will provide essential trauma-informed trainings, client counsel, and integrated communications services. Ketchum also commits to a 100% trauma-informed workplace.
NYF Health launches Future Now Categories, NYF Health DE&I Advisory Board, and Multiple Special Industry Awards.
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.