The Black Men in Medicine (BMIM) initiative aims to develop and support the needs of black male faculty, students, trainees and learners in the School of Medicine and to cultivate future healthcare and biomedical science professionals to address the historical underrepresentation of black men in medicine. The group is convened by Vice Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Kevin Thomas, MD, and is comprised in part of black males and their allies within the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. Key areas of focus for the group are as follows:
- Provide a space for networking and support for black male faculty in the Duke School of Medicine, and those who support the development and advancement of black male faculty members. This will be accomplished via quarterly group meetings with discussions of interest the group, such as APT, mentoring, facilitating academic partnerships, and other topics that emerge.
- Build upon existing and create new opportunities to bolster the visibility of black men faculty in academic medicine at Duke and beyond.
- Cultivate mentorship and networks among faculty, professional student, and trainee levels at Duke, with the intent of strengthening retention of black men in academic medicine and in the healthcare provider workforce.
- Leverage existing pipeline programs and create new programs in order to increase matriculation of black men into medicine and to work to remedy their underrepresentation in medicine.
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The faculty group meets quarterly, for details and to attend these meetings please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by: Kevin Thomas, MD, Assistant Dean for Underrepresented Faculty Development
Who should attend? Any faculty member, trainee or student in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, of any race or gender who supports the objective of BMIM are invited to attend. Black males in these roles are strongly encouraged to attend. This includes trainees and students across the continuum including medical, physical therapy, PA, MBS and residents, fellows, and post-doctoral candidates.
The Black Men in Medicine Group would like to invite you to attend the Moving Forward Together sessions. These zoom based sessions will provide a space for Black men in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing and their allies to come together and lend support to one another during the ongoing challenging times. Faculty will be present to speak openly with trainees and students about their experiences at Duke and in the community at large.
Hosted by: These upcoming sessions will be hosted by Dennis O. Frank-Ito, PhD. Dr. Frank-Ito is an Associate Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences. His research interests include modeling the effects of human airway anatomy on respiratory airflow patterns, deposition of inhaled gases and particle transport using computational fluid dynamics. Dr. Frank-Ito has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles on computational modeling of airway function and his group has received multiple funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to work on several projects involving sinonasal-related dysfunction. He is the PI on an ongoing NIH R01 grant to investigate unilateral cleft lip nasal deformity on nasal patency before and after functional nasal surgery.
- Thursday March 9, 5:00-6:00pm
- Thursday, April 13, 5:00-6:00pm
- Thursday, June 8, 5:00-6:00pm
- Thursday, July 13, 5:00-6:00pm
- Thursday, September 14, 5:00-6:00pm
- Thursday, October 12, 5:00-6:00pm
Who Should attend? Any faculty member, trainee, or student in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, of any race or gender, who supports the objective of BMIM are invited to attend. Black males in these roles are strongly encouraged to attend. This includes trainees and students across the continuum including medical, physical therapy, PA, MBS and residents, fellows, and post-doctoral candidates.
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