James H. Powell, MD

Invited Speaker | Meeting the Challenge Summit: Diversity in Dermatology Clinical Trials

Dr. James H. Powell is a graduate and former faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College. After 24 years as a clinical research executive in the pharmaceutical industry, he led the National Medical Association’s Project IMPACT (Increase Minority Participation and Awareness of Clinical Trials). There he designed and directed programs to develop physicians as clinical investigators and educate consumers on the benefits and protections in clinical trials. He is a past member of the Secretary’s (HHS) Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections, and a charter member of Alliance of Multicultural Physicians advocating for clinical trial inclusion. He is currently Chief Medical Officer of knowRX Health, a company focused on digital innovations for therapeutic equity.

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