Registration is now open for “The Art of Tactful Self Promotion & Smart Positioning for Trainees,” a professional development series sponsored by the Department of Medicine's Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee (MRRC). 

The Department of Medicine Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee and Program for Women in Internal Medicine have announced that Hannah A. Valantine, MD, MRCP, the first NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, will give the Martin Luther King Jr. Medicine Grand Rounds presentation on Jan. 18, 2019 in the Searle Center Lecture Hall.

David Ortiz-Melo, MD, assistant professor of medicine (Nephrology), has been appointed as an associate chair of the Department of Medicine Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee.

Kimberly Johnson, MD, and Laura Svetkey, MD, MHS, will lead an information session on three research funding opportunities that may be of interest to under-represented groups on Tues., Oct. 23, from 5-6:30 p.m., in Duke Medicine Pavilion Room 2W96.

The Department of Medicine is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Chair, Minority Recruitment & Retention Committee (MRRC).  

The Department of Medicine Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee has announced that Charles D. Howell, MD, will give the 2018 Phillips-Winn Memorial Medicine Grand Rounds at 8 a.m. on Fri., Nov. 30, 2018.

On a busy day early in her career in her hepatology clinic, Carla Brady, MD, associate professor of medicine (Gastroenterology), entered the exam room to meet a new patient referred to her for Hepatitis C management.

The patient, a young mother who was pregnant with her second child, pulled out her cell phone and showed Brady a photo of her 3-year-old child.

“She said to me, ‘I want to show you a picture so that I can give you a face to put with the reason as to why I’m sitting here in front of you in the clinic,” said Brady. “I thought to myself, ‘this is validation for what I really, really want to do and that’s taking care of pregnant women with liver disorders.’”

The Department of Medicine Chair’s Office and Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee, School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and School of Nursing are co-sponsoring a special event on Friday, January 12, 2018, to highlight health disparities research at Duke University. Kimberly Johnson, MD, associate professor of medicine (Geriatrics), will present "REACH Equity: Responding to the 'Fierce urgency of now.'"

Marie A. Bernard, MD, deputy director of the National Institute on Aging, will give the 2018 Phillips-Winn Memorial Grand Rounds on Fri., Dec. 1. Her presentation title is "From Mice to Men: Highlights of National Institute on Aging." Continue reading for more on Dr. Bernard.

The Department of Medicine Book Club will meet on Oct. 2, 2017 to discuss "Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People" by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. 


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