Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Newsletters

August EDI

Included in August's Newsletter

Annual Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lecture

Duke Eye Center had the honor of hosting the Annual Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lecture on July 18, featuring guest speaker, Tamara Fountain, MD, 125th President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Fountain's lecture, "Headwinds and Headway - Striving for Best Outcomes in All Our Patients" can be viewed at the link below.

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July EDI

Included in July's Newsletter

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lecture

Our Annual Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lecture will be held July 18, 2023 featuring Tamara R. Fountain, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology from Rush University Medical Center. Her lecture is titled, "Headwinds and Headway: Striving for Best Outcomes in All Our Patients" 

Independence Day

July 4

A federal and Duke holiday commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776.

June EDI

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LGBTQ Pride Month

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) pride month is held each year as a celebration of the contributions the LGBTQ communitiy has made to our history and culture and to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States.

April EDI

Included in April's Newsletter

Celebrating Diversity Month

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING DIVERSITY 365. Nationally, April is Celebrate Diversity Month—but here at Duke Health, we celebrate our diversity 365 days a year. We’ve made diversity one of our core values because we know it’s the source of our strength. Being able to draw upon a rich blend of ideas and perspectives is what makes us a world-class institution. Advancing health together happens best when all of us can bring our full selves to the table: our backgrounds, our cultures, our identities and our experiences.

February EDI

Included in February's Newsletter:

Black History Month

February is Black History Month which celebrates achievements by African Americans and their prominent role in United States History.

November EDI

Included in November's EDI newsletter:

Native American Heritage Month

Where we celebrate diverse cultures, traditions, and history to acknowledge the important contribution of Native people, as well as the unique challenges they have faced.

October 2022 EDI

Included in October's EDI Newsletter:

LGBTQ+ History Month

A month to recognize individuals who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Duke wants every person from every background to feel supported, welcomed, and included. 

September 2022 EDI

Included in September's EDI Newsletter:

Honoring Hispanic and Latino Team Members and Communities

A month spent celebrating and honoring the history, culture, and contribution of those whose ancestors came from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain. Hispanics and Latinos lead and deliver critical components of Duke's mission, excelling in all roles and at all levels of our organization.