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Developing Practical Recommendations for Precision AI-enabled Clinically Embedded Research (PACER)

Justin Starren, MD, PhD
Northwestern University
Grant Type Making a Difference
Grant Cycle spring 2021
Duration 24 months
Amount $226,192

The COVID pandemic has underscored two pre-existing issues: 1) minority groups are underrepresented in clinical research; and 2) traditional clinical research is too slow to address rapidly evolving situations. This project assesses the ethical implications, from the perspectives of relevant stakeholders, of new artificial intelligence-based research models that allow real-time, large-scale, low risk, community-based research; and, will develop and disseminate an empirically-guided framework with practical implementation recommendations based on ethical principles and pragmatic experience.