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Mission Driven: Education, Research, Patient Care, and Community Partnership

A Conversation with Kevin Thomas, MD, Vice Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Duke University School of Medicine is committed to enhancing racial diversity and equity, inclusion, and respect for our faculty, staff, trainees, and students. Vice Dean Kevin Thomas, MD, reflects on the changes the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has made over the past year and looks ahead at our efforts to develop a culture that fosters a sense of belonging and promotes equity.

Duke MD Program's Third Year

The Third Year at the Duke University School of Medicine represents a distinctive opportunity for the student to broaden their background in basic science as well as patient-oriented research (clinical research, epidemiology, population health), humanities and AI/BME the basis of clinical medicine. The primary goal of the third year is to develop tomorrow's physician leaders through a rigorous scholarly experience in biomedical-related research. 


Third Year Program

Duke Science and Technology

Universal Flu Vaccine

Research is underway at Duke University on a universal flu vaccine that can provide longer protection even if the virus mutates. Nicholas Heaton, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, is testing immune responses that can keep us protected from influenza for a longer amount of time – or hopefully forever. 

Duke Science and Technology Initiative