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 and 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
Open DEI training opportunities
For additional resources and area of support please visit the School of Medicine Office of Faculty Advancement & Duke Faculty Advancement pages