The ICTS is committed to integrating special populations, including groups who experience disparities or have been historically excluded from research, into our programs across all platforms. These groups include pregnant women, newborns, children, older adults, individuals with physical disabilities, African Americans and other ethnic minorities, people living in rural areas, and the LGBTQ communities. By increasing the engagement of diverse participants in clinical and translational investigation, we will aid in bridging the gaps in our knowledge of the longitudinal course of health and disease across the lifespan.
Our efforts in integrating special populations inherently includes a team science approach. The ICTS works to encourage collaboration among researchers who typically work in age-related or disease-specific silos.
Review the core services below for assistance with integrating special populations into your research.