Duke Science & Technology: Why Some Cancers Become Resistant to Therapy
In this month’s EDI Spotlight, Redmond shares about her unique role as director of assessment and research in the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Current medical standards for accessing stroke risk perform worse for Black Americans than they do for white Americans, potentially creating a self-perpetuating driver of health inequities.
The Duke University Preparing Research Scholars In bioMEdical Sciences Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PRIME-PREP) is an NIH-funded R25 $1.2M grant to develop and implement 1-year postbaccalaureate program.
A new study finds that race is important to consider when evaluating stroke-related communication disorders.
Duke University and North Carolina Central University (NCCU), a historically black college and university, celebrated a five-year partnership marked by extraordinary gains in cross-institutional educational opportunities, impactful research initiatives, and strong community outreach and support.
Like many Americans, the murder of George Floyd in 2020 was a wake-up call for Taylor Abele, a PhD student in the Department of Immunology. Not only did the horrific event motivate her to get more involved in changing systems that lead to inequalities, but it also provided her with the courage to stand up for herself and other LGBTQ+ individuals.
Non-Hispanic Black patients are less likely to receive guideline-appropriate treatment for ovarian cancer than non-Hispanic White patients, significantly affecting their treatment quality and survival chances.
Many people incorrectly assume that having a disability lowers a person’s quality of life. Christopher Lunsford, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, wants to change that misconception. Lunsford works to increase the conversation around disability as a facet of diversity, emphasizing that disability advocacy can and should be a focus of institutional excellence. Building a stronger disability consciousness, he says, can help improve treatment for patients and teaching for students and trainees.
Giselle Y. López, MD, PhD, was a keynote speaker, along with Gabriela Maradiaga Panayotti, MD, for the inaugural Duke Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Hispanic Heritage Month Gala on Sept. 15th at Duke’s Trent Semans Center for Health Education. She has Puerto Rican and Cuban heritage, and spoke about her experiences as a Latina medical professional, emphasizing the importance of community in Latin American cultures.