Black Men in Medicine

Black Men in Medicine logo and group photo

The Black Men in Medicine (BMIM) initiative aims to develop and support the needs of black male faculty in the School of Medicine and to cultivate future healthcare and biomedical science professionals. The group is convened by Assistant Dean for Faculty Development Kevin Thomas, and is comprised of black male faculty within the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. Key areas of focus for the group are as follows:

  1. Provide a space for networking and support for black male faculty in the Duke School of Medicine. 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.
  2. Build upon existing and create new opportunities to bolster the visibility of black men faculty in academic medicine at Duke and beyond.
  3. Cultivate mentorship and networks among black men in 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.
  4. Leverage existing pipeline programs and create new programs in order to increase matriculation of black men into medicine.

Questions? Please Contact Fiona Johann, Fiona.johann@duke.edu

 

BMIM Meetings

The faculty group meets quarterly, for details and to attend these meetings please email fiona.johann@gmail.com

Hosted by: Kevin Thomas, MD, Assistant Dean for Underrepresented Faculty Development

Who should attend? Black Male faculty in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing

Moving Forward Together Sessions

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 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. This series is a continuation of the meetings preciously held in June-September.

Hosted by: The Black Men in Medicine initiative aims to develop and support the needs of black male faculty in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing to cultivate future healthcare and biomedical science professionals. The group is convened by Assistant Dean for Underrepresented Faculty Development Kevin Thomas, MD, and is comprised of black male faculty within the Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

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.

When:  

Every second Thursday, 5:00-6:00pm

Thursday, May 13, 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday, June 10, 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday, July 8, 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday, August 12, 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday, September 9, 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday, October 14, 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday, November 11, 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday, December 9, 5:00-6:00pm

Who Should attend? Black male faculty, trainees and students in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. This includes trainees and students across the continuum including medical, physical therapy, PA, MBS and residents, fellows, and post-doctoral candidates.

Questions? Email fiona.johann@duke.edu

RSVP: You will receive a calendar invite to the series dates above, please accept or deny to RSVP. If you do not receive and invite and want to attend please email fiona.johann@duke.edu.