Minority Recruitment and Retention

The Minority Recruitment & Retention Committee (MRRC) is a resource for under-represented medical students, trainees, and faculty to receive support and empowerment to learn, train and practice in an inclusive environment.
URIM Winners Cup

The MRRC is comprised of faculty, fellows, trainees, and medical students who work closely with the Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Department's trainee selection committee to provide the following:

Academic Support

We work with URiM groups to ensure they are able to learn in a training environment with diverse clinical exposures, and strong academic mentorship

Mentoring & Leadership Development

We connect and sponsor URiM groups with mentoring and leadership development opportunities to assist in successful career advancement

Community & Belonging

We host several events throughout the academic year to support community building, and improve work culture and wellbeing


David Ortiz 200
David Ortiz-Melo, MD
Interim Co-Chair
Focus: Latinx faculty initiative
Omobonike Oloruntoba
Omobonike Oloruntoba Sanders, MD
Interim Co-Chair
Focus: MRRC Trainee Liaison
Julius Wilder 200
Julius Wilder, MD, PhD
Vice Chair
Focus: Black faculty initiative

Contact Information

Office: Duke University Hospital
Campus mail: Box 3703   
Phone: 919-681-6386