Duke University President Vincent Price released a statement to commemorate Juneteenth and mark the University's commitment to anti-racism. Read that statement here.
Dean Mary Klotman, MD, also discussed the Duke University School of Medicine's commitment to acknowledging systematic racism and building a path toward equity and inclusion within the School. Watch Turning a Moment into a Movement: Dismantling Racism at the School of Medicine and Beyond here.
The ODI has formally identified, coached, and on-boarded 38 leaders within Departments, Centers, and Institutes within the School of Medicine. These leaders inform and guide unit-level strategies and translate best and promising D&I practices from central efforts to local applications in partners with their chairs or other leaders.
Promoting Diversity and Inclusion
Our Office of Diversity and Inclusion works to build a climate where all members of our faculty, students and staff experience a true sense of belonging and feel that they matter, can thrive and contribute their best work. Working and learning in environments where people experience these qualities help us attract and retain a diverse cadre of outstanding talent who are fully engaged and positively impact how we teach, work, learn and serve in an increasingly diverse world.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion efforts include:
- Fostering inclusion, so that students, faculty, and staff from diverse talent pools experience belonging, engagement, and achievement.
- Providing leadership, guidance, and support across the School of Medicine to conceptualize, define, assess, and nurture the climate required for diversity, inclusion, and excellence to thrive.
- Address issues of faculty, staff, and student diversity and work closely with department chairs, institute/center directors, and senior administration to develop robust school-wide and departmental diversity strategic plans to align diversity and inclusion with the school’s missions of education, research, and patient care.
Dean Mary Klotman, MD, hosted Turning a Moment into a Movement, a School-wide presentation on systematic racism Dean Mary Klotman, MD, on June 16. If you would like to provide feedback, questions, or suggestions about how to move forward, click this link to send an anonymous feedback form.
Diversity & Inclusion at Duke University School of Medicine
The Duke University School of Medicine has been nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Watch this short video to learn more about this commitment.
Black Men in White Coats
Duke University School of Medicine partnered with DiverseMedicine Inc., to produce videos featuring black physicians, in a series entitled “Black Men in White Coats.” Physician-Scientist Kafui Dzirasa is the latest physician to be featured in these videos.