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Mar 16, 2017

The Duke Office of the Provost held a forum on Race, Community, and the Pursuit of Justice on March 3 at the Penn Pavilion. The purpose of the forum was to bring together participants coming from multiple vantage points, activists, scholars, and police officers to help better understand the...

Mar 09, 2017

Rosa Solorzano was recently featured in an article with the Office for Institutional Equity on her Equity, Diversity and Inclusion award.

Click here to read more.

Feb 20, 2017

In 2015, four Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) PhD students were infuriated by strong images and even stronger feelings after several violent incidents took place across the country. From the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, to the deaths of three dental students in Chapel...

Feb 07, 2017

There’s no question about it. The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has been deeply committed to fostering diversity in the classroom and beyond for over a decade. The School’s diversity statement makes it clear: 

…By embracing diversity and inclusion in all that we do and strive...

Nov 18, 2016

Duke HomeCare & Hospice (DHCH) Diversity Committee announces the next session in its ongoing Diversity Training dialogues titled "Ability Awareness." This session will be held Tuesday, November 29, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the DHCH large conference room. Guest speaker will be Aileen Womark-...

Nov 01, 2016

The Office for Institutional Equity is committed to recognizing individuals and teams making significant contributions toward enhancing diversity and inclusion within the Duke community. The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated behavior or...

Oct 19, 2016

As DUSON embraces our goal to advance all dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness, you're invited to join us for the first "MANY Colors, One DUSON" Day on Friday, November 4.

On this day, wear paraphernalia representing your alma mater, favorite college, Duke or DUSON. Get it? MANY...

Oct 07, 2016

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) was selected as a recipient of the 2016 INSIGHT Into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. The award is the only national award that recognizes U.S. medical, dental, pharmacy, osteopathic, nursing, and allied...

Oct 07, 2016

Michael Relf publishes article entitled "Advancing Diversity in Academic Nursing" in the September-October issue of the Journal of Professional Nursing.

Abstract: As the world around us evolves and as society becomes increasingly diverse, the demographics of the health professions...

Mar 14, 2016

By: Angela Spivey

COURTNEY RAMSEY, BSN’15, became seriously interested in nursing after her grandmother broke her hip. “The nurses in the hospital were fabulous,” she says. “They made sure she was comfortable and paid attention to her needs as a person. It was great to see how involved...

Feb 09, 2016

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements of black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African-Americans in U.S. History. Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has its own history in confronting racial issues. During the Fall of 1967, School of Nursing...

Dec 04, 2015

Julie Cusatis who recently won the Duke University Diversity Award was interviewed for a DUSON Diversity feature. Click here to watch the video.

Nov 06, 2015

Julie Cusatis was one of two people recently recognized by Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead during an event at Sarah P. Duke Gardens for her work to promote an inclusive environment. In a recent article on Duke Today, Cusatis was recognized for her variety of roles to support and...

Apr 14, 2015

Faculty,staff and students, both in Durham and around the world, joined together to increase diversity and inclusiveness with a project entitled "An Embracing Community: Hands and Voices." 

The purpose of the project is to create a visual representation of Duke University School...

Sep 30, 2014

Brigit Carter gave a dissemination presentation entitled "Lived Experience: Strategies to Successfully Recruit and Support Culturally Diverse Nursing Students in Accelerated BSN Programs" during the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing’s Cultural Competency in Our Diverse...

Jul 08, 2014

Donna J. Biederman had a poem, Food for Thought, published in the Journal of Cultural Diversity.

The ability to rationalize, aware that I'm aware,inherent human traits that I possess -Afford the right and reason, to reign both flora andfauna, who are often seen as less.

My...

Apr 21, 2014

Kathy Trotter has accepted an invitation to serve on Duke University's Faculty Diversity Standing Committee (FDSC) for a three-year term, beginning September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2017. This committee is advisory to the Provost and was formed in fall 2003 to aid in the implementation of...

Jun 29, 2012

Izy Obi and Selnatta Vereen attended the Intercultural Skills Development Program sponsored by the International House at Duke. Participants, who apply and are selected for this professional development opportunity, are trained to be culturally sensitive when providing services to, interacting...

Ten undergraduates who are pursuing degrees in disciplines other than nursing at educational institutions across the country arrived at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) for a six-week in-residence experience as Making a Difference in Nursing II (MADIN II) Scholars. MADIN II is a...