26 Feb

Black Box Creative


African Americans, Lilly ,Clinical Trials: News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Contact: Dr. Joan Harrell Phone: 334.724.4564 Email Address: jharrell@mytu.tuskegee.edu Tuskegee University and Eli Lilly and Company Collaborate to Enhance African American Participation in Clinical Trials Tuskegee, AL, February 23, 2016 – The National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care (National Bioethics Center) at Tuskegee University and Eli Lilly and Company have partnered to focus on a comprehensive plan to address the longstanding challenge of increasing participation in clinical trials by African Americans. The plan will include applied research, education and community engagement. “We are grateful for this partnership with Lilly for it demonstrates that the work being done here at Tuskegee University by faculty... Read more

24 Jan

Tuskegee University Bioethics Center


This is how toxic Flint’s water really is.

The city of Flint, Mich., is in the midst of a water crisis several years in the making. The city opted out of Detroit’s water supply and began drawing water from the Flint River in April 2014, part of a cost-saving move. Eighteen months later, in the fall of 2015, researchers discovered that the proportion of children with above-average lead levels in their blood had doubled. The city reconnected to Detroit’s water system in October, but the damage was done. Water from the Flint River was found to be highly corrosive to the lead pipes still used in some parts of the city. Even though Flint River water no longer flows through the city’s pipes, it’s unclear how long those pipes will continue... Read more