Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Why diversity matters to us

Duke Pathology has a sincere commitment to the recruitment, retention and development of a diverse group of faculty, staff and trainees, with particular attention to underrepresented minorities and women. We recognize that creating a welcoming environment for different perspectives and backgrounds is essential to our success, because it allows space for individuals to collaborate and thrive. We are committed to helping dismantle racism in all forms, and encourage our Department members to speak openly, honestly, and without retribution about their experiences, and to offer ideas for improvement. For more information about the Committee, please email Ebony Ambrose.

Duke Medical Students from Diverse Backgrounds Share their Experiences

Resources

Diversify in Path podcast episode 18, featuring Pathology Professor Andrea Deyrup, MD, PhD
Dr. Andrea Deyrup Takes Aim at Race-Based Medicine: In October 2021, Dr. Deyrup started a YouTube channel and website featuring videos on race in medicine based, in part, on her work as a co-editor revising  the 10th edition of Robbins Basic Pathology with Drs. Vinay Kumar, Abul Abbas and Jon Aster. Dr. Graves is also serving as a consultant for that work, to ensure that the focus on equity is supported by the scientific data. You can link to the videos from Dr. Deyrup’s website, www.pathologycentral.org. Based on her findings, she created a Grand Rounds that she presented to the Duke Pathology department in March of 2021 called “Race in Robbins, Data or Distraction?” Follow Dr. Deyrup on Twitter @ATDeyrupMDPhD.

Donald Love Fund Award and Application
In 1993 George Margolis, MD, with the support of Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Duke Endowment, presented the idea of honoring Donald Love, one of Duke Medical Center's first Black employees, with the creation of Pathology Department Service Awards, consisting of a Lifetime Service Award and a Self-Development Award.  Initially, the recipient of the Lifetime Service Award was identified as one “whose work ethic and efforts [were] most exemplary and/or who [had] been acknowledged by peers and staff as best serving Anatomical Pathology’s mission.”  The Self-Development Award was originally distinguished “by a career of self-development through educational endeavors which [had] substantially changed the course of his or her life or career.”

Awards were given to 11 recipients between 1993 and 1997. Now, the department is reinstating the awards, beginning in February 2022. The awards will provide financial support in the form of reimbursement to staff members enrolled in certificate or degree programs, to assist with incidental costs associated with pursuit of these programs. To apply, fill out this form

Office of Institutional Equity

The Office for Institutional Equity is a team of specialized professionals dedicated to serving the Duke University and Duke University Health System communities regarding occupational enrichment through diversity, inclusion, affirmative action, employment equity, harassment prevention, and other work-related initiatives focused on the quality of life and effort at Duke.

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School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion in the Duke University School of Medicine is committed to developing and implementing  a culture of inclusion in which students, faculty and staff from diverse talent pools experience a genuine sense of belonging, engagement and achievement.

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Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

The center strives to achieve an inclusive campus climate for students, staff, faculty, and alumnx with marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions through education, advocacy, support, mentoring, academic engagement, and providing space.

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Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisory Council

The Inclusion Council for Duke Medicine’s Sexual and Gender Diversity supports and advocates for an environment that is welcoming and affirming of LGBTQI faculty, staff, learners, allies, patients, families, and friends.

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Duke University's Diversity Toolkit

The university's one-stop resource for diversity education that provides dozens of resources to develop strategies and plans to improve inclusion and engagement on campus.

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Duke Disability Management System

The Disability Management System (DMS) provides leadership to the University and University Health System efforts to ensure an accessible, hospitable working and learning environment for people with disabilities while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations. We serve as a centralized clearinghouse on disABILITY-related information, procedures and services.

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ME2 Black Employee Resource Group

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The mission of the School of Medicine's ME² (Motivate, Mentor, Educate & Empower) Black Employee Resource Group is to foster a community focused on networking, professional development, and leadership opportunities for Black staff.  

  • Soman Abraham, PhD
  • Ebony Ambrose
  • Margaret Atchison
  • Sarah Bean, MD
  • Jawanna Bell
  • Jamie Botta, MBA
  • Anne Buckley, MD, PhD
  • Thomas J. Cummings, MD
  • Haley Davis, MD
  • Andrea Deyrup, MD, PhD
  • Wen-Chi Foo, MD
  • Pamela Harris
  • David Howell, MD, PhD
  • William Jeck, MD, PhD
  • Giselle López, MD, PhD
  • Kelly Macklin
  • Amy Orange
  • Avani Pendse, MD, PhD
  • Herman Staats, PhD