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July 17, 2015

Reshaping Research: A Guide to Integrating Cultural Considerations into Research

The Center for Reducing Health Disparities was created in 2004 by Case Western Reserve University and the MetroHealth System. The Center helps to direct the Community Research Partnership Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative. The aim of this Core is to facilitate community-based research among faculty, students, community organizations, and community residents. The Center is under the direction of Ashwini Sehgal, MD, and J. Daryl Thornton, MD, MPH.

The Center has designed a cultural competency guide titled “Reshaping Research: A Guide to Integrating Cultural Considerations into Research.” This guide is designed to help researchers begin the process of learning more about the cultural background and considerations of the individuals, groups and populations they encounter, and how these factors impact how research is conducted. 

The guide consists of 4 modules each providing 2 Continuing Research Education Credits (CRECs) after answering quiz questions.  Modules can be accessed at:

For additional information about the guide and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities, please contact Katrice Cain at 216-778-8467 or Also, visit www.

Cultural Inclusion and Awareness Series

The Case CCC Minority Accrual Committee (MAC) would like to introduce a new name, Cultural Inclusion and Awareness Series for the Cultural Competency Series.  The new name will allow the Committee to broaden the Series scope and post information which will have more research focus. 

September 19, 2017: Engaging Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Populations in Clinical Trials

June 15, 2017: Health Disparities Data Widget

May 8, 2017: FDA Drug Trials Snapshots and Diversity When Testing New Drugs

December 1, 2016: SRHEC Debuts Cultural Competency Resource Guide and White Paper

April 5, 2016: National Minority Health Month

December 15, 2015: Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Cultural Competency Series

November 18, 2015: Cultural Competency and the Informed Consent Process

October 14, 2015: October is Health Literacy Month

October 2, 2015: Unconscious Bias: Cancer Clinical Trial Disparities in Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations

August 24, 2015: Revised: Case CCC Clinical Research Brochure for African Americans

July 17, 2015: Reshaping Research: A Guide to Integrating Cultural Considerations into Research

June 19, 2015: What We Really Talk About When We Talk About Food

May 18, 2015: Think Cultural Health

March 30, 2015: Implicit Bias: An Introduction

February 9, 2015: Eliciting the Patient's Experience of Illness through Narrative and Reflection

January 26, 2015: Cultural Competency and the Research Process

January 12, 2015: Understanding Cultural Competency: Definitions and Concepts

December 8, 2014: Operationalizing Culturally Competent Research