Our Vision for Diversity

The Department of Radiology embraces and welcomes a diverse community of faculty, fellows, residents, staff, and patients. Diversity and Inclusion are important to us. With this in mind, a Committee on Inclusion and Awareness was formed from faculty and trainees to broaden and enhance cultural competence and to encourage and develop interpersonal relationships.

The Department of Radiology will continue to partner with the  Duke School of Medicine, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Duke University Office of Institutional Equity to develop effective long-term strategies for improving and strengthening diversity and inclusion in our department.

Upcoming and On-Going Events & News

Educational events:

Students from James B. Dudley High School in Greensboro welcomed to visit and tour.
Duke Radiology and Duke Medical Physics hosted STEM outreach event for 15 high school math students who came from James B. Dudley High School in Greensboro NC. Students toured Radiology, Pratt engineering, developmental & stem cell biology, and Duke Chapel. Inspiring future medical leaders! Read more: http://ow.ly/wabI30otUiT





John Latting and and Lisa Ho, MD  attended the Student National Medical Association 2019 Annual Medical Education Conference in April  to represent Duke Radiology.  The Radiology department will be sponsoring our trip.  “SNMA mission: Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of under-served communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.” Read more: Latting and Ho at SNMA 
Duke School of Medicine will be sending a coalition of faculty and residents from several Departments to represent Duke at the “Professional Exhibit and Recruiting Fair” during the SNMA 2019 Annual Medical Education Conference.

Dr. Jeffrey Baker will be coming in the Fall 2019:  “A Tale of Two Cities? The History of Duke Health and Durham’s Health”. This will be a talk on the history of medicine in Durham and the role that Duke has played in it.

Diversity and Inclusivity events and news:

Radiology Book Club: rotating potluck and opportunity to spend time together and discuss a good book (not Radiology) in a casual setting.
Duke Radiology Residency Retreat, on “Mindfulness and Communication,” hosted by Drs. Karen Johnson and Mary Scott Soo.

Recruitment events and news:

“Women in Radiology” panel for Duke medical students with the aim to promote visibility of Duke women radiologists, hosted by Dr. Lisa Ho.
Recent publication by Duke radiologists, Drs. Sarah Cater and Lars Grimm: Cater SW, Yoon SC, Lowell DA, et. al.”Bridging the gap: identifying global trends in gender disparity among the radiology physician workforce”Academic Radiology 2018 Aug;25(8):1052-1061

Previous Events

Christine Glasonbury, MBBS

Women in Radiology

Women in Radiology Dinner, November 2018 hosted by Dr. Jenny Hoang, honoring Dr. Glastonbury (Interim Chief of Neuroradiology Vice Chair for Academic Affairs of Radiology at the UCSF)
Discussion questions: What advice would you give to your younger self during residency? What are your tips in managing work and life? What career mistake has given you the biggest lesson? Name your male and female role model, and what role have they played in your life.


Women in Radiology Medical Student Recruiting Mixer Location: Trent-Semans Center for Health Education Attendees: Faculty: Lisa Ho, Karen Johnson, Tracy Jaffe, Caroline Carrico Residents: Stephanie Peacock, Marianna DeFritas, Meghana Konahur, Dot Lowell, Holly Nichols, Lucy Liu, Leah Strickland, Alison Vasan. Medical Students: 14 women medical students














Educational Events

Stephen Bogdewic, Ph.D., Executive Vice Dean for Indiana University School of Medicine, a national expert in leadership and work culture, visited in Oct. 2018 to give Grand Rounds on “Enhancing Professionalism. He also gave a faculty development seminar and a resident conference on “Leadership and Work Culture”.

Radiology Book Club

Radiology Book club met again in February 2019, hosted at the home of Dr. Laura Heyneman. The book discussed was “Black Man in a White Coat” By Dr. Damon Tweedy. This book is a NYT best seller which is a memoir of Dr. Tweedy (Duke Medical School graduate, current Associate Professor, Duke Dept. of Psychiatry and Staff psychiatrist at the VA). The book describes his experience as a black doctor and the challenges faced by black doctors and black patients. Participating in this meeting of The Book club were several attendings, residents, and also Department Chairman, Dr. Paulson. The discussion was candid, reflective, and thoughtful.  Dr. Tweedy has tentatively agreed to present at Grand Rounds Fall, 2019!

The inaugural event of our first Radiology Book Club was a great success. Radiology faculty and residents enjoyed a fun evening at the home of Dr. Tracy Jaffe with a potluck dinner followed by a lively discourse on the New York Times best seller, “Circe” by Madeline Miller.


Our first  Diversity and Inclusion Retreat was held on September 19, 2017 at the JB Duke Hotel along with Dr. Ben Reese, Vice president of the Office for Institutional Equity, Duke University and Duke University Health System and Judy Seidenstein, Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, Duke University School of Medicine.









Other Activities and Events