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.
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.