Affirming NIH's commitment to addressing structural racism in the biomedical research enterprise

Cell. 2021 Jun 10;184(12):3075-3079. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.05.014.


NIH has acknowledged and committed to ending structural racism. The framework for NIH's approach, summarized here, includes understanding barriers; developing robust health disparities/equity research; improving its internal culture; being transparent and accountable; and changing the extramural ecosystem so that diversity, equity, and inclusion are reflected in funded research and the biomedical workforce.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research*
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Humans
  • National Institutes of Health (U.S.)*
  • Research Support as Topic / economics
  • Systemic Racism*
  • United States