Congratulations to Dr. Amy Knopf, Assistant Professor in the IUPUI School of Nursing, on being appointed to serve on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASCEM) Committee. The goal of this organization is to improve the representation and engagement of women and underrepresented ethnic groups in clinical trials and research to ultimately improve patient outcomes. The committee’s goals align closely with Dr. Knopf’s research agenda, which is focused on engaging underrepresented groups in clinical studies. During her five years at Indiana University, she has obtained $2.6 million in external funding to study how to engage marginalized populations in clinical trials for sensitive and stigmatizing health problems, such as HIV. A particular focus is on the engagement of minors in clinical trials. Learn more.