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.
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.
Once a rising star in Uruguayan field hockey, a Duke neuropsychologist now tackles disparities, aiming to reshape how the nation's largest, fastest-growing minority group receives Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
Mary Klotman, MD, talks with faculty member Leonor Corsino, MD, MHS, about improving health access and care in underrepresented populations.
Duke University School of Medicine’s Black Employee Resource Group, ME², aims to foster a community focused on networking, professional development, and leadership opportunities for Black staff.
Duke Health is working to rebuild trust in health care by partnering with pillars of the Black community: A.M.E. Zion pastors who have long been pivotal in the struggle for justice, equality, and civil rights. Partnering with pastors makes sense—after all, they’re in the healing business too.
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.
In the spirit of celebrating Pride 365, Whicker offers tips for how you can make a difference for LGBTQI+ people at Duke as well as resources for people interested in further learning.
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
Recent master’s graduate and MD student Sonali Biswas is hoping to improve health outcomes for transgender teenagers through qualitative research.