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Global Institute for Hispanic Health leaders seek Latino population for clinical research

Posted at 6:36 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 19:47:26-04

The partnership involving the Texas A&M University system and Driscoll Children’s Hospital will continue to provide Hispanics with more access to involvement with clinical research.

Dean of College of Medicine at Texas A&M University Dr. Carrie Byington, says the majority of patients participating in these trials are white patients. These patients make up about 98 percent in the research.

However, Byington believes they would see better results if individuals from different ethnic backgrounds are involved.

Byington says medical advancements in the United States are generated through through clinical research. This work leads to new discoveries for prevention, cures, or treatment.

If certain groups do not participate. they will not benefit from these discoveries.

To see more on the work with the Global Institute for Hispanic Health and be a participant in their clinical research click here.​