Broadening the Applicability of Clinical Research

TitleBroadening the Applicability of Clinical Research
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2013
Corporate AuthorsNational Academy of Engineering, OEC
Date Published10/2014
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsBIOLOGY , Diversity , MEDICINE , SCIENCE , SOCIAL responsibility
AbstractIn the field of clinical cardiology research, participants have mainly consisted of white males, ages 20 to 50 years. Years of cardiovascular research that excluded women reinforced the belief that coronary heart disease was a “man’s” disease and development of medical treatments more effective for men than women. How can researchers advocate for change in a complex science and technology network when they are in the network themselves? A part of the Research, Ethics, and Society project, this case can be used to address gender bias in science and the social responsibilities of researchers, particularly those concerning understanding knowledge and technological systems as an important tool for acting on social responsibilities.
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