Diversity Equity Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion have long been important to the Department of Medicine, but making progress toward those ideals gained a new urgency last summer.

The April 6, 2021 session of Duke Medicine LEADS featured a discussion led by Kimberly S. Johnson, MD, MHS, "The Why, What, and How of Conducting Health Disparities Research."

Panelist included, Larry Jackson, MDKai Sun, MD; and Isaretta Riley, MD, who weighed in for the health equities and disparities in medicine discussion.

The Program for Women in Internal Medicine (PWIM) will host Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, for the annual Clipp-Speer Women in Medicine Visiting Professor Medicine Grand Rounds presentation on Fri., April 16, at 12 p.m. over Zoom.

The March 9, 2021 session of Duke Medicine LEADS featured two presentations on health equities and disparities in medicine. 

Presenters included John K. Roberts, MD, MS, MEd, on, "Hidden in Plain Sight: Race, GFR, and the Will to Change" and Richard Lee, MD, on, "Hidden in Plain Sight: Resetting the Racial Disparities Break in FRAX."

The Feb. 9, 2021 session of Duke Medicine LEADS featured a discussion led by John Duronville, MD, and Dinushika Mohottige, MD, MPH, "Case Dissection: Confronting Structural Racism and Implicit Bias."

Panelist included, Manesh Patel, MDGeorge Yankey, MDAndy Mumm, MDYolanda Guzman, MD; and Jon Reichstein, MD, who weighed in for the health equities and disparities in medicine discussion.

The Jan. 12, 2021 session of Duke Medicine LEADS featured Ada Gregory, MA, associate director at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, presenting "Bystander Intervention: Microinterventions to Respond to Bias in Clinical Care."

The Dec. 1, 2020 session of Duke Medicine LEADS featured Kenyon Railey, MD, presenting "Merry Go Round or Modify: Defeating Disparities through Disruption."

The Department of Medicine Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee and has announced that Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH, FACG,  associate professor, College of Medicine at The Ohio State University, will give the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Medicine Grand Rounds presentation on Fri., Jan. 15, 2021 at 12 p.m. virtually on Zoom.

Shawn M. Bediako, PhD, will give the 2020 Phillips-Winn Memorial Medicine Grand Rounds virtually at 12 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 20, 2020. 

Julius Wilder, MD, PhD, will serve as vice chair of the Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee focusing on Black faculty.


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