PCAC Co-Lead Joseph Harrington Featured on UChicago Medicine’s Community Health Focus Hour

Patient Community Advisory Committee (PCAC) Co-Lead Joseph Harrington recently joined Dr. Edwin McDonald on the UChicago Medicine Community Health Focus Hour. The episode, “Clinical Research: Why Should African Americans Participate?,” highlighted the importance of African American representation in clinical research.

Though historically, African Americans have valid trust issues around clinical research, research has lead to medical breakthroughs that can save lives and improve the quality of life. Some medicines may have differing race-dependent outcomes, so active participation of African Americans in research is vital to learn what factors influence individuals and communities.

The episode aired on Saturday, April 18, on WVON 1690AM. Listen to the full episode here:


The Community Health Focus Hour is a weekly talk radio show that features health topics and information chosen by community members. Learn more about the show on the Community Health Focus Hour website or on their Facebook page. Listen to previous episodes on SoundCloud

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