Institutional Resources

The following institutional resources help support a culture of professionalism within the School of Medicine. This is not a complete list, but is designed to guide you toward people who can help manage any incidents of unprofessional behavior. 

Vice Dean for Faculty
The Vice Dean for Faculty is available to discuss concerns, assist with problem resolution and connect with other Dean’s Office resources. 
Scientific Misconduct
Conflict of Interest
(919) 684-3121
Employee Occupational Health & Wellness (EOHW)
919-684-3136 (option #2)
Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI)
Offers assistance in creating diversity strategic plans, searches, and providing education and coaching on unconscious bias.
Personal Assistance Service (PAS)
This is a resource for faculty, staff and their immediate family members to receive free and confidential short-term counseling. The staff at PAS can help with personal or work-related issues.
School of Medicine Faculty Ombuds
Laura Svetkey, MD, MHS
A resource for faculty with concerns about academic freedom, academic tenure, and equal treatment in employment.
School of Medicine Student Ombudsman
Supports medical, graduate, PA and PT students and all post-docs in the School of Medicine. 
Office for Institutional Equity (OIE)
Handles concerns about harassment and compliance in the areas of equal opportunity or affirmative action.
Duke University Health System Compliance Office
Scope: Joint Commission, Patient Privacy
Duke School of Medicine Compliance Office
Scope: Research Integrity and Privacy

Duke University Health System Professional Accountability Program (PACT) 

William J Richardson, MD, Co-Director

Diana McNeill, MD, Co-Director

Cynthia Gordon, RN, Administrative Director 

Scope: Designed to promote the highest standards of professional conduct and ethical behavior and support the delivery of high quality patient-centered care through improved communication and teamwork.