Special Populations Coordinating Center
Integrating Special Populations in Clinical and Translational Research
Mission or Goal:
The mission of the Special Population Coordinating Center (SPCC) is to increase participation of special populations in clinical and translational research. The SPCC addresses the “clinical trials participation gap”, which refers to the refers to the significant differences in sex, race and socioeconomic status between clinical trials participants and the US population. The UTMB SPCC specifically addresses the need to increase participation in clinical trials of expecting mothers and their babies, children, older adults, Hispanic minorities and underserved populations.