Reams of research show that diverse groups delving into topics they care about perform better. Yet, underrepresented and often the subject of suspicion, many minority students feel out of place in the biomedical field—and leave. Hispanics, African-Americans and Native…

While they come with risks, unapproved treatments can be a game-changer for patients who’ve exhausted other options. But there’s a striking racial disparity among participants in drug trials. Black patients made up less than 5% of participants in trials for 24 of the 31…

Trying to understand the glaring lack of female representation in medical awards, Harvard associate professor Julie Silver and her collaborators analyzed awards in a range of medical societies. Published this week in the journal PM&R, their report shows 0 or near-0…