Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Awareness

Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Awareness (CDIA)



The Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Awareness (CDIA) exists to promote a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment.

We believe that an inclusive and equitable environment results in optimal patient care and promotes innovative thinking. We seek to provide an environment for learning and working where differences are valued, where each person feels safe and supported, and where everyone has an opportunity to achieve their academic and professional goals

Our focus includes:

Working with departmental leadership to help recruit, retain, and mentor learners and faculty from groups that have been historically marginalized in medicine to create and maintain a diverse departmental community;

Reaching out to surrounding communities and developing programs that help address disparities in imaging access;

Promoting awareness of the internalized implicit bias that may be found in all individuals as well as promoting awareness of structural racism that can be found within health care as a whole;

Supporting the individuals on the committee and within the department through discussion groups and social events;

Attending and organizing social justice events that reflect our values and our priorities regarding human rights and health care.

Leadership Council

L to R: Connie Kim, M.D., Imarhia Enogieru, M.D., Melissa Smith, BSRS RT (R) (MR)(ARRT)., Laura Heyneman, M.D.

Anti-Racism Statement


The Duke Radiology Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Awareness (CDIA) acknowledges the systemic inequities and injustices that are rooted in racism and are prevalent throughout American society. We recognize that these inequities extend into all aspects of society, including health care. While we realize that just an acknowledgment of systemic racism is not sufficient to dismantle it, we do believe that a public commitment to anti-racism is an important first step.

parade group with bannerWe vow to take the following individual and collective actions to help begin to address these societal inequities:

We will actively engage in thoughtful reflection and discussions of how we as individuals and how we as an organization implicitly contribute to and propagate policies and beliefs rooted in racism. We will listen when called into such discussions.
We commit to working on recognizing our own implicit biases and how those biases affect our relationships with each other and with patients.

We acknowledge that microaggressions negatively affect a departmental culture and result in undue stress. We also recognize that microaggressions often disproportionately affect our nonwhite colleagues, students, and patients. We commit to learning how to address microaggressions when we witness them, to promote a culture of support and well-being.

We vow to help address inequities in access to health care through engagement with the surrounding communities, particularly in regards to medical imaging which is the focus of our work.
We will actively try to recruit individuals who have been historically marginalized within medicine so that our department reflects our surrounding community.

We recognize that we are imperfect and that we will make mistakes. When those mistakes are brought to our attention, we will listen and learn and try to do better.

We ask to be held accountable for these ideals. Anti-racism is a lifelong commitment and requires diligence and frequent reflection.

Duke RAdiology Events


Marques Bradshaw, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Office of Diversity and Inclusion (Radiology)
Group of six faculty who lead Radiology Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 Photo: Anne Rayner; VU

Matthew S. Davenport, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Urology
Associate Chair of Operations
Service Chief for Radiology
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Matt Davenport
Genuine Solidarity or Performative Pretense:
The Role of Instrumentality and Authenticity in Shaping Perceptions of Allyship

Ashleigh Shelby Rosette, PhD

Senior Associate Dean, Executive Programs
Professor of Management and Organizations
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Ashley Shelby Rosette
What did you say? Microinterventions for Responding to Bias in the Workplace

Ada Gregory

Associate Director
Kenan Institute for Ethics
Student Ombudsperson
Duke University

Reflections on Race, Medicine and Radiology and the role of radiology in addressing health disparities

Damon Scott Tweedy, M.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Duke University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Team
Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Author of NYT bestseller, Black Man in a White Coat: Reflections on Race, Medicine, and Radiology.

Enhancing Professionalism

Stephen Bogdewic, Ph.D.

Executive Vice Dean for Indiana University School of Medicine
National expert in leadership and work culture




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"A Tale of Two Cities?  The History of Duke Health and Durham's Health" a discussion about the history of medicine in Durham and the role that Duke has played in it

Jeffrey Baker, M.D.

Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine
Director, Program in the History of Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics and History

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Diversity and Inclusion Retreat: Exploring
& Navigating Implicit/Unconscious Bias

Dr. Ben Reese

Vice President of the Office for Institutional Equity, Duke University Health System and

Judy Seidenstein

Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, Duke University School of Medicine.


University Events

SoM and ODI
RAdiology representatives on the DUke University School of MEdicine Office of Diversity and INclusion Committee


Participate in Moments to Movements Leadership training
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Facilitate "Cultural Determinants of Healthcare Disparities" MSII seminar
Specialty Panel May 2021
Annual National SNMA meeting 
DUke human rights center
Participation in Teaching for Equity Fellowship Training

Duke Health videos on difficult discussions with patients and colleagues.

difficult discussions

Community Events

Durham Pride Parade September 2019
CDIA at LGBTQ+ March
CDIA at LGBTQ+ March
george floyd poster resident photo
March for George Floyd June 2020
Commemorating Moments to Movements one year after George Floyd's death
Stacie Daye
Duke health against racism

Participation in Tour for Diversity in Medicine’s radiology panel for medical students interested in radiology

RAD Aid International

Lectures to Residents in Jakarta, Indonesia

Joseph Lo, PhD speaking with students
Outreach to local high school STEM students

James B. Dudley High School tour Duke Radiology


Presentation to "Minorities in Medicine Club" at JD Clement Early College High School


Annual Community Health Fair

Duke Health - Breast Health

Duke's breast experts host a free community symposium
Saturday, October 2, 2021!

The online virtual event will include Q&A sessions and interactive informational exchanges.

Sora Yoon, MD providing COVID vaccines at a local church
Sora Yoon, MD providing COVID vaccines at a local church




Targeted COVID vaccination clinics for historically underserved communities

Laura Heyneman, MD at pop up vaccination clinic for the Latinx communities
Laura Heyneman, MD at pop up vaccination clinic for the Latinx communities
Michael Taylor-Cho, MD and Sora Yoon, MD vaccinating at the Duke Karsh Alumni Center
Michael Taylor-Cho, MD and Sora Yoon, MD vaccinating at the Duke Karsh Alumni Center