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Why I joined COVID-19 clinical trial: UNC doctor who is vice chair of diversity, inclusion explains in video

CHAPEL HILL – Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, FASN, Department of Medicine Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, shares why she joined a COVID-19 clinical trial and why she’s urging others to consider joining the fight in a video.

Watch the video here.

Long-standing health and social inequalities based on race and ethnicity have put many people at risk of contracting COVID-19. To help get us closer to a vaccine, UNC School of Medicine’s Infectious Diseases Division is asking people to join COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. We hear from Gibson, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and chief of pediatric nephrology, who joined a COVID-19 clinical trial this fall and invites others to consider joining the fight.

If you’re interesting in joining a clinical trial, head to www.coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org

If you’re interested in joining a COVID-19 treatment study, head to www.activ-2.org

Original Article Source: WRAL TechWire