Dr. Donna Antoine-LaVigne of Jackson State University and the Jackson Heart Study

Donna Antoine-LaVigne, PhD, is the Associate Director of the Community Partnership and Outreach Office of the Jackson Heart Study, Jackson State University and a member of the RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN) Community Engagement Cluster. Dr. Antoine LaVigne has served as Co-leader for the RTRN Community Engagement Cluster and along, with Dr. Nell Forge, Charles Drew University and Ms. Loretta Jones, Healthy African American Families (HAAF), spearheaded the Network’s first funded Community Engagement project. An ARRA Supplemental Award, Collaborative Community Engagement Research was initiated to enhance community engagement efforts and facilitate community-based partnerships at the RCMI sites.

A recognized leader in community-based participatory research and community engagement, Dr. Antoine-LaVigne was invited to be a part of the working group on participant engagement and health equity for the Precision Medicine Initiative. The two-day workshop focused on the design of an inclusive cohort building and sustaining public trust, direct-from-participant data provision, and effective and active participant engagement characteristics of a national research cohort of one million or more volunteers.

Dr. Donna Antoine-LaVigne of Jackson State University and the Jackson Heart Study shares why participant engagement is vital to the success of the Precision Medicine Initiative.

http://www.nih.gov/precisionmedicine/multimedia/videos/donna-antoine-lavigne.htm

WATCH THE COMPLETE DISCUSSION on participant engagement and health equity ON THE PRECISION MEDICINE INITIATIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbxX2vu1SYU

Dr. Priscilla Pemu - Program Director and Investigator of Morehouse School of Medicine R-CENTER's Community-based research

Dr. Priscilla Pemu talks about challenges in minority participation in clinical trials. Click link below:

Minority Clinical Trial Participation reveals historical, social issues