A Champion for Affirming, Culturally Responsive Health Care
Understanding intersecting cultural identities — and providing care that respects and affirms those identities — is at the heart of Tyson Pankey’s work as a clinician, educator, and researcher. Pankey joined the Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences faculty as an assistant professor in September 2021, and he wants to help flip the script on how health care providers talk to and care for people in the LGBTQ+ community.
Kevin Thomas Looks to Lead School of Medicine Toward a More Equitable Future, and He’s Up for the Challenge
Kevin Thomas, the School of Medicine’s first vice dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion, understands the magnitude of the challenge of leading meaningful change at an institution of this size. But he’s faced plenty of challenges before, and he’s embracing the opportunity.
Finding a Path Through the Land of the Undiagnosed
Vandana Shashi, MD, and the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) site at Duke help patients with rare and mysterious illnesses find answers. The Duke team has the highest number and rate of diagnoses of any of the 12 UDN clinical sites nationwide.
Changing the Narrative: Chantell Evans Aims to Set an Example
Chantell Evans, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology and a Duke Science and Technology Scholar, explores the workings of the nerve cells called mitochondria. At the same time, she wants to serve as a role model and encourage other women from minority populations to chart paths in academic science.
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