Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network recognizes the benefit of and its responsibility to achieving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in its scientific inquiry.
CTSN is committed to Health Equity in carrying out its mission to conduct research that improves the health status of adult patients with cardiovascular diseases.
CTSN is committed to Inclusion by enrolling diverse & representitive patient population in its clinical trials
CTSN is committed to Diversity among the investigators and coordinators participating in the Network.
Carlos J. Rodriquez, MD, MPH
Vice Chair - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Anuradha Lala-Trindade, MD
Co-Lead DEI Taskforce
CTSN established the DEI-Taskforce to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the network. The Taskforce develops and implements comprehensive approaches to translating the network's DEI commitment into a tangible reality. The DEI Taskforce focuses on expanding the diversity of the investigative teams that are part of CTSN, and on developing strategies to increase diversity in study participants.