Promoting Diversity in Science
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Minority communities are underrepresented in healthcare leadership roles. By dismantling systemic barriers, the entire healthcare industry can benefit from talented professionals, scientists, and researchers from diverse backgrounds. 

To help with this effort, Dr. Frank Douglas discusses his project, Safe Haven Dialogues, which empowers individuals to push back against discriminatory environments and make impactful change. Plus, Kate speaks with Andrea Baer of Mended Hearts to mark American Heart Month and patient correspondent Carina Fuller shares her experiences encountering healthcare discrimination. 

Guest:

Frank L. Douglas, Ph.D., M.D.

Save Haven Dialogues LLC

An award-winning industry veteran with more than three decades of experience in healthcare, pharmaceuticals and entrepreneurship, Dr. Douglas has held leadership roles in both large and small biopharmaceutical companies. He led teams that were responsible for the development and marketing approval of many drugs, including Allegra, Lantus, Taxotere, and Actonel. 

Dr. Douglas has also held several academic positions. While at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr. Douglas was the Professor of the Practice in the MIT Sloan School of Management and also held similar appointments in the departments of Biology, Biological Engineering, and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and was the founder and first executive director of the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation. 

Dr. Douglas holds a BS in Chemistry from Lehigh University, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, and a M.D. from Cornell University. 

Links:

Dr. Frank Douglas

Safe Haven Dialogues

Mended Hearts

Andrea Baer

Nursing Home Disclosures Taint Cuomo’s Pandemic Performance

ICER to Assess Two Treatments for Lupus Nephritis 

Patients Rising Concierge 

Patient Correspondent: Carina Fuller

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