The IDEALS office serves as a partner and provides comprehensive support & guidance for basic science faculty in the School of Medicine to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the training environment on the scale ranging from individual students to departmental-wide efforts.
Please reach out should you be interested in discussing the topics listed below or related interests:
Identifying & participating in local, regional or national recruitment opportunities
Developing a DEI statement for research group or department
Suggesting or presenting DEI content during departmental retreats
Consulting on DEI text for Grant Proposals & Diversity Supplements
Providing guidance on supporting individual trainees
Mediating conversations with individual trainee or lab
Mental Health & Wellness
Personal Assistance Service (PAS) is the faculty/employee assistance program of Duke University and Health System. The staff of licensed professionals offers assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems. PAS services are available at no charge to benefit-eligible Duke faculty, staff, and their family members.
Duke ombudspeople offer neutral and confidential guidance on a variety of issues for all students and faculty at Duke.
Thomas Mezloff, PhD
School of Medicine Faculty
Laura Svetkey, MD MHS