EDI News

EDI Spotlight: Madhav Swaminathan, MD

In this month’s EDI Spotlight, Madhav Swaminathan, MD shares how he became involved with a group focused on increasing inclusion of neurodiversity, a disability that he says is often hidden yet deserves more attention in EDI work.

Duke-NCCU Partnership Honored with NIH Prize for Excellence in Diversity and Research

Duke University and North Carolina Central University recently received the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Prize. The two schools were jointly awarded a $100,000 prize for demonstrating exceptional dedication and innovation in fostering DEIA within research environments. 

EDI Spotlight: Jeanine C. Holland, MBTA

Over the 26 years she has been at Duke, Jeanine Holland has been driven by a desire to serve others and make a lasting difference on local communities. In this month’s Spotlight, Holland discusses her passion for service, which was instilled in her as a child and remains part of who she is.

EDI Spotlight: Oke Anakwenze, MD

In this month’s EDI Spotlight, Anakwenze shares how he’s trying to make the experience of finding mentors a bit easier for today’s underrepresented in medicine students, both in his role as shoulder section head in the Duke Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and as diversity committee chair for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

Medical Spanish Course Recognized at National Competition

A student-led presentation on the Medical Spanish Course at Duke won second place in a poster competition at the Joint National Meeting for the Medical Organization for Latino Advancement (MOLA) and the National Association of Medical Spanish.