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Bias in Health Sciences Research

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This workshop will be offered as an online session via Zoom. Once you register, you will receive a registration confirmation email, which includes the Zoom link for the workshop. On the day of the workshop, participants should log into their temple.zoom.us accounts to skip the waiting room. If participants are not Temple affiliates, they should use their first and last names in order to be admitted to the session. Participants do not need a video camera or a microphone, but will need an audio connection to hear the instructor.

This workshop is presented in conjunction with the Health Sciences Libraries celebration of Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America exhibit. This exhibit, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, was initially intended to make a stop at Temple University’s Ginsburg Health Sciences Library during September 2020. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, traveling exhibits are paused and we will celebrate instead with a virtual exhibit, workshops and speaking events.

All students at the Health Sciences Center Campus will become practicing healthcare workers. They will be confronted with issues similar to those that medical practitioners faced in the time of the yellow fever epidemic, such as how politics can impact medical care. Biases can occur through all stages of the literature search process: from the way study results are reported, to how books and articles are indexed in library catalogs and databases, and to dangerous algorithms in search engines. In this workshop, you will learn about implicit bias in health sciences research, and we will offer strategies for how to avoid these biases. This will help students, faculty and healthcare practitioners find unbiased information to use in their clinical care and to advocate for their patients.
Contact courtney.eger@temple.edu, for more information.