Faculty Resources

The IDEALS office serves as a partner and provides comprehensive support & guidance for basic science faculty in the School of Medicine to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the training environment on the scale ranging from individual students to departmental-wide efforts.

Please reach out should you be interested in discussing the topics listed below or related interests:

  • Identifying & participating in local, regional or national recruitment opportunities

  • Developing a DEI statement for research group or department

  • Suggesting or presenting DEI content during departmental retreats

  • Consulting on DEI text for Grant Proposals & Diversity Supplements

  • Providing guidance on supporting individual trainees

  • Mediating conversations with individual trainee or lab

Mental Health and Wellness

Personal Assistance Service (PAS) is the faculty/employee assistance program of Duke University and Health System. The staff of licensed professionals offers assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems. PAS services are available at no charge to benefit-eligible Duke faculty, staff, and their family members.

Phone: 919-416-1727


Duke ombudspeople offer neutral and confidential guidance on a variety of issues for all students and faculty at Duke.

University Faculty

Thomas Mezloff, PhD
Phone: 919-613-7055
Email: metzloff@law.duke.edu

School of Medicine Faculty

Laura Svetkey, MD MHS
Phone: 919-681-7788
Email: laura.svetkey@duke.edu

Open DEI training opportunities

For additional resources and area of support please visit the School of Medicine Office of Faculty Advancement & Duke Faculty Advancement pages