Minority Recruitment and Retention

Duke University is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a workplace that reflects our diverse community.

Our faculty, fellows, and trainees include members of various underrepresented groups. The Department of Medicine's interest is based upon a commitment to excellence and leadership in all areas of medical care, medical education, and medical research -- a mission that we believe cannot be achieved without the participation of men and women from underrepresented groups.

Learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Department.

Download our diversity brochure.

Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee

The Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee (MRRC) is composed of faculty, fellows, trainees, and medical students who work closely with the Vice-Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, and with the Department’s trainee selection committee.

The MRRC provides career mentoring, leadership development, and social networking for faculty and trainees from underrepresented groups. In addition, the MRRC sponsors outstanding minority visiting faculty for the George Phillips, Jr., MD, and Martin Luther King, Jr. lectureships.


MRRC is coordinated by the following faculty members:

Kimberley Evans, MD
Kimberley J. Evans, MD 
Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity
Chair, Minority Recruitment & Retention Committee

David Ortiz-Melo, MD
David Ortiz-Melo, MD
Vice-Chair, focusing on Latino faculty initiative

Julius Wilder, MD, PhD
Julius Wilder, MD, PhD
Vice-Chair focusing on Black faculty initiative

Omobonike Oloruntoba-Sanders, MD
Omobonike Oloruntoba Sanders, MD
MRRC Trainee Liaison

Contact Information

Office: Duke University Hospital, Room 1101
Campus mail: Box 3703   
Phone: 919-681-6386
Fax: 919-681-5400