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Join the Effort

Interested in shaping the culture of Duke Surgery for the better? Everyone in the Section (residents, faculty, staff) is invited to participate in making actionable plans to make Duke Surgery a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to train and work.

The Duke Section of Surgical Disciplines Diversity & Inclusion Committee is growing into a new structure, and we invite you to get involved! Based on the excellent work done at the University of Michigan with the Michigan Promise, we are developing a plan to improve the culture at Duke Surgery by clarifying our Section’s values and applying them to hiring, professional development and promotion, learning and teaching, leadership, and more. 

Let us know if you're interested in joining the work here.

Join the Effort

We invite you to get involved and have a say in where you would like Duke Surgery to go! Please click the link above to indicate your interest (as a leader or a follower), and to share your thoughts on where we should be heading. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Kunoor Jain-Spangler, Committee Chair
Pamela Keels, Administrative Lead
Dr. Mariya Samoylova, Resident Lead
 


Areas of Focus

We have funding for this work and the strong support of Section leadership. We would like everyone in the Section to have the chance to participate and have their voices heard. We are looking for your help in developing and implementing the following initiatives:

 

Our current SEEDS Initiative framework is as follows:

 

SEEDS AoF Environment
Environment

Grand Rounds series on history of racism, Speaker code of conduct & expectations, Unconscious bias training, Childcare & breastfeeding, and ongoing cultural assessment etc.

 

SEEDS AoF Recruitment
Recruitment

Development and enforcement of standardized and equitable recruitment process for residents, faculty, and staff.

SEEDS AoF Professional Development-Promotion-Retention
Professional Development, Promotion, & Retention

Rethinking how we help our residents and faculty succeed, including formalizing mentorship teams, and defining diverse tracks for engagement and promotion.

SEEDS AoF Education
Education

Create performance standards & metrics for teaching, and compensation strategies that incentivize education.

 

SEEDS AoF Leadership
Leadership

Leadership training & mentorship skills development.

SEEDS AoF Research-Innovation
Research & Innovation

Consolidation & expansion of resources for junior faculty research development, specific support for research impacting health disparities, and work with direct policy translation.

SEEDS AoF Outreach
Outreach

Community outreach & compensation strategies, and engagement with national organizations.

 

 

Join the Effort

Interested in shaping the culture of Duke Surgery for the better? Everyone in the Section (residents, faculty, staff) is invited to participate in making actionable plans to make Duke Surgery a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to train and work.

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