EDI News

EDI Spotlight: Adriana DaCosta, MS

Adriana DaCosta’s experience as a student in the Duke Physician Assistant Program has opened her eyes to many things, among them the need for improved access to health care for Black and Hispanic communities.

School of Medicine Hosts Its First Equity Advancement Symposium

Creating programs to improve diversity in educational programs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can at times be like pushing a boulder up a mountain only to have it roll back down, forcing leaders to start over from scratch. But the way to achieve lasting change lies in putting fewer resources into fixing students and instead focusing on changing systems. That’s according to David Asai, PhD, keynote speaker at Duke University School of Medicine’s inaugural Equity Advancement Symposium.  

EDI Spotlight: Mary Moya-Mendez, MS, MHS

Fourth-year medical student Mary Moya-Mendez, MS, MHS, shares what motivated her to get involved with a Duke University School of Medicine organization aimed at helping students with a first generation and/or low income (FGLI) background navigate medical school.

EDI Spotlight: Dane Whicker, PhD

The EDI Spotlight for June 2023 shines on Dane Whicker, Director of Gender and Sexual Diversity Initiatives for the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion