Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Award


Duke University Institutional Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas- an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Spring 2017 EDI Winners


Rosa Solorzano, MD., MPH
Rosa Solorzano, MD., MPH is a faculty member at the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), Global Health Institute, as well as a faculty consultant and educator at the School of Medicine. Rosa provides opportunities for students to acquire foundational Spanish language skills as well as broaden their ability to provide culturally competent care to a diverse patient population particularly in the Latino community. She also serves as coordinator of “Exploring Medicine in Other Cultures,” an exemplary interdisciplinary program that provides a cross functional team of faculty, students and staff from medical, nursing and physical therapy programs to discover the cultural framework of medical care in other cultures, including a 10 day medical outreach.


Pictured from left to right: Margie Muir, Denise Guerrier, Lisa Brown Cole, and Katie Galbraith

Duke Regional Hospital Diversity (DRH) Leadership Team            
The team has been actively involved in diversity efforts in the hospital and community, working with the LGBTQ community on health care services, contributing to implementation of new healthcare policy for the care of transgender patients, promoting and providing information to front line staff on Gender Affirming surgery performed at DRH. The team’s tireless efforts have resulted in DRH being the recipient of the Healthcare Equality Index Award presented by the Human Rights Commission for the fourth straight year. The team has also been awarded the National Bold Award for their work with Project Search which supports the Public School programs for youth with disabilities.

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