School Moments to Movement Committees

M2M committee

Making sustainable, fundamental changes to mitigate systematic racism and its effects within the Duke University School of Medicine will require participation from all of its members. To set priorities, identify obstacles and opportunities, and propose solutions, the School of Medicine created and empowered four committees representing all stakeholders within the School: health professions students, graduate students and postdocs, staff, and faculty.

Goals

Our anti-racism committees' goals are to:

  • Enhance racial diversity, equity, and belonging for all members of the School of Medicine
  • Train an intentionally anti-racist healthcare and biomedical research workforce
  • Foster educational and career development and satisfaction for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • Incorporate teaching racism and racial inequities through our teaching, research, and clinical missions
  • Develop and deploy solutions for our local, regional, and national communities.
  • Establish the School of Medicine as an educational and research leader and agent of change towards an anti-racist culture.
  • Advance careers in science and technology along with Duke University and our community partners

Oversight Anti-Racism Committee

The Oversight Anti-Racism Committee will synthesize and evaluate the final recommendations of the other four committees and propose a plan based on those results.

 

J Frierson

 

Johnna Frierson, PhD (Co-chair)
Assistant Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity and Inclusion
Read more about Dr. Frierson and her work here.

 

 

 

L Thomas

 

Laine Thomas, PhD (Co-Chair)
Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Read more about Dr. Thomas and her work here.

 

 

 

Klotman

 

Mary Klotman, MD
Dean and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
Read more about Dr. Klotman and her work here.

 

 

M Barber

 

Matthew Barber, MD
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Read more about Dr. Barber and his work here.

 

 

N Barrett

 

Nadine Barrett, PhD
Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
Read more about Dr. Barrett and her work here.

 

 

E Boulware

 

Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH
Vice Dean for Translational Science
Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Read more about Dr. Boulware and her work here.

 

J Boy

 

Jill Boy
Associate Dean and Chief Communications Officer
Read more about Jill and her work here.

 

 

H Francis

 

Howard Francis, MD, MBA
Richard Hall Chaney, Sr. Professor of Otolaryngology
Read more about Dr. Francis and his work here.

 

 

 

B Hames

 

Betsy Hames, JM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Associate Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer
Read more about Betsy and her work here.

 

 

A Hernandez

 

Adrian Hernandez, MD, MHS
Vice Dean and Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Read more about Dr. Hernandez and his work here.

 

 

N Knudsen

 

Nancy Knudsen, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Read more about Dr. Knudsen and her work here.

 

 

C Kuhn

 

Catherine Kuhn, MD
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Read more about Catherine and her work here.

 

 

 

C May

 

Coral May, MPA, SHRM-SCP
Director, School of Medicine Human Resources Service Center
Read more about Coral and her work here.

 

 

 

D Page

 

David Paige, PhD
Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Read more about Dr. Page and his work here.

 

 

S Palmer

 

Stacy Palmer, MBA
Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Chief of Staff
Read more about Stacy and her work here.

 

 

 

K Railey

 

Kenyon Railey, MD
Medical Director, Duke Physician Assistant Program
Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
Read more about Dr. Railey and his work here.

 

 

J Rawls

 

John Rawls, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology and Medicine
Read more about Dr. Rawls and his work here.

 

 

 

J Seidenstein

 

Judy Seidenstein
Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer
Read more about Judy and her work here.
 

 

 

L Svetkey

 

Laura Svetkey, MD
Professor of Medicine
Read more about Dr. Svetkey and her work here.

 

 

K Thomas

 

Kevin Thomas, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Read more about Dr. Thomas and his work here.

 

 

 

Graduate Students and Postdoc Anti-Racism Committee

The Graduate Students and Postdoc Anti-Racism Committee is working to enhance racial diversity, equity, and a sense of belonging among its graduate students and postdoctoral candidates across the School of Medicine.

 

J Frierson

 

Johnna Frierson, PhD (Co-Chair)
Assistant Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity and Inclusion
Read more about Dr. Frierson and her work here.

 

 

L Thomas

 

Laine Thomas, PhD (Co-Chair)
Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Read more about Dr. Thomas and her work here.

 

 

M Boyce
Michael Boyce, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Read more about Dr. Boyce and his work here.

 

 

 

C Daniels
Christine Daniels, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate, Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Read more about Dr. Daniels and her work here.

 

 

 

B Davis

 

Briana Davis
PhD student, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Read more about Briana and her studies here.

 

 

 

A Deveaux

 

April Deveaux, MD, PhD
Research Scientist , Department of Population Health Sciences
Read more about Dr. Deveaux and her work here.

 

 

 

E Dolan
Emma Dolan
PhD student, Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Read more about Emma and her work here.

 

 

 

C Duckett

 

Colin Duckett, PhD
Vice Dean for Basic Science
Read more about Dr. Duckett and his work here.
 

 

S Gallagher

 

Susan Gallagher
Director of Communications, Duke Department of Psychiatry
Read more about Susan and her work here.
 

 

 

C Gonzalez Hunt

 

Claudia Gonzalez-Hunt, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Neurology
Read more about Dr. Gonzalez-Hunt in her 2017 "Spotlight" interview.
 

 

 

G Padilla
Gilberto Padilla

PhD student, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Read more about Gilberto and his research here.
 

 

 

F Ramos

 

Cisco Ramos, PhD
Manager, Program Evaluation and Assessment, Duke Graduate School
Read more about Dr. Ramos and his work here.

 

 

M Segal

 

Melissa Segal
Senior Business Manager, Duke Neurobiology
Read more about Melissa and her work here.

 

 

N Solomon

 

Nicole Solomon, PhD
Biostatistician, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Read more about Dr. Solomon and her work here.

 

 

Faculty Anti-Racism Committee

The Faculty Antiracism Committee is working to uncover the School of Medicine's priorities and best opportunities related to enhancing racial diversity and equity amongst our faculty and enhancing the career development and satisfaction of the School's underrepresented in medicine faculty.

N Barrett

 

Nadine Barrett, PhD (Co-Chair)
Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
Read more about Dr. Barrett and her work here.

 

 

K Thomas

 

Kevin Thomas, MD (Co-chair)
Associate Professor of Medicine
Read more about Dr. Thomas and his work here.

 

 

G Bloomfield

 

 

Gerald Bloomfield, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Medicine and Global Health
Read more about Dr. Bloomfield and his work here.
 

 

E Boulware

 

Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH
Vice Dean for Translational Science
Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Read more about Dr. Boulware and her work here.

 

O Fayanju

Oluwadamilola “Lola” Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Population Health Sciences
Read more about Dr. Fayanju and her work here.

 

 

 

G Hall

 

Gentzon Hall, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Read more about Dr. Hall and his work here.

 

 

G Hammer

 

Gianna Hammer, PhD
Assistant Professor of Immunology
Read more about Dr. Hammer and her work here.

 

 

 

W Jiang

 

Wei Jiang, MD
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Read more about Dr. Jiang and her work here.
 

 

 

D Mohottige

 

 

Dinushika Mohottige, MD, MPH
Medical Instructor, Department of Medicine
Read more about Dr. Mohottige and her work here.

 

G Nagy

 

Gabriela Nagy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Read more about Dr. Nagy and her work here.

 

 

C Newgard

 

Christopher Newgard, PhD
Director, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Read more about Dr. Newgard here.

 

E Perrin

 

Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Primary Care
Read more about Dr. Perrin and her work here.

 

 

G Sawin

 

Gregory Sawin, MD, MPH
Vice Chair, Education and Faculty Development, Family Medicine and Community Health
Read more about Dr. Sawin here.

 

 

 

M Small

 

Maria Small, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Read more about Dr. Small and her work here.

 

 

 

F Syed

 

Fatima Syed, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Read more about Dr. Syed and her work here.

 

 

 

D Taylor

 

Dean Taylor, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Read more about Dr. Taylor and his work here.
 

 

 

S Wolfe

 

Sarah Wolfe, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Read more about Dr. Wolfe and her work here.

 

Health Professions Students Committee

The Health Professions Students Committee is working to identify the School of Medicine's best priorities relating to enhancing racial diversity, equity, and a sense of belonging amongst all our health professions students and training a healthcare work force that is intentionally anti-racist.

N Knudesn

 

Nancy Knudsen, MD (Co-Chair)
Chair, Health Professions Students Committee
Professor of Anesthesiology
Read more about Dr. Knudsen and her work here.

 

K Railey

 

Kenyon Railey, MD (Co-Chair)
Medical Director, Duke Physician Assistant Program
Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
Read more about Dr. Railey and his work here.

 

 

J Barnett
Jacqui Barnett, DHSc, MSHS, PA-C
Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Read more about Dr. Barnett and her work here.
 

 

 

 

M Cullens

 

Maureen Cullins, AM
Co-Director, Multicultural Resource Center
Read more about Maureen and her work here.

 

 

V Grossman

 

Vikki Grossman
Administrative Assistant
Office of Graduate Affairs

 

 

T Hall

 

 

Tori Hall
Director of Communications, Duke Eye Center

 

 

 

T Hilton

 

Tiffany Hilton, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of Curriculum Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Read more about Dr. Hilton and her work here.

 

 

 

K Simmens
Kirsten Simmons

4th-year medical student
Read "My White Coat Feels Heavy," an essay Kirsten wrote about her experience as a medical student in an era of police brutality and injustice here.

 

 

M Taylor
Marcus Taylor

Doctor of Physical Therapy Student

 

 

 

 

K Thomas

 

Kevin Thomas, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Read more about Dr. Thomas and his work here.

 

 

E Buckley
Edward Buckley, MD (Ex-officio member)

Vice Dean for Education
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

 

 

 

A Narayan

 

Aditee Narayan, MD (Ex-officio member)
Professor of Pediatrics
Read more about Dr. Narayan and her work here.

 

Staff Anti-Racism Committee

The Staff Anti-Racism Committee is identifying the School of Medicine's priorities and best opportunities to improve and maintain racial diversity, equity, and a sense of belonging amongst its staff.

 

B Hames

 

Betsy Hames, JM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP (Co-Chair)
Associate Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer
Read more about Betsy and her work here.

 

 

C May

 

Coral May, MPA, SHRM-SCP (Co-Chair)
Director, School of Medicine Human Resources Service Center
Read more about Coral and her work here.

 

 

 

W Alexander

 

Will Alexander, MA
Director of Communications, Neurology Department
Read more about Will in his 2015 "Spotlight" interview.
 

 

 

C Chamarro

 

Ceci Chamarro
Information Systems Manager, Duke Office of Clinical Research
Read more about Ceci and her work here.

 

 

A Dickson

 

Amy Dickson, MBA
Programs Director, Regeneration Next Initiative
Read more about Amy and her work here.

 

 

J Holland

 

Jeanine Holland, MBTA
Operations and Outreach Coordinator
Read more about Jeanine and her work here.

 

 

 

L Labuda

 

Lynn Labuda, EdD
Senior Business Administrator, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 

 

 

B Newton

 

Billy Newton, Jr.
Vice Dean for Finance and Resource Planning
Read more about Billy and his work here.

 

 

 

Daniel Nobles
Administrator, Office of Research Administration

 

 

 

 

L Tyler

 

Lowell Tyler, MBA
Division Administrator, Department of Surgery
Read more about Lowell and his work here.

 

 

 

LBW

 

Lynette Blackwell Williams
Staff Assistant
 

 

 

W Wilkins

 

Willette Wilkins, MBA
Associate Director, Strategic Business Development, Duke Clinical Research Institute