Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Newsletters

March EDI

Included in March's Newsletter

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. About 2,000 workers sustain job-related eye injuries each day, however most of these injuries could be prevented by taking simple precautions.  During Workplace Eye Wellness Month this March, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds employers and workers about the importance of wearing eye protection.

February EDI

Included in February's Newsletter

2024 Campus Culture Survey

As announced earlier by President Price, you are invited to take the Campus Culture Survey to provide feedback on Duke Health's progress to become a more equitable institution. Unique survey links were sent out last month.

January EDI

Included in January's Newsletter

Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Grand Rounds

Join us for the Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Grand Rounds event on January 18, 2024 featuring guest speaker Shanti Narayanasamy, MD, "Attending to Race: Exploring How Faculty, Trainees and Medical Students Operationalize Race In Medicine."

Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute Releases 2023 Translational Impact Report

December EDI

Included in December's Newsletter

Toth Featured in "Mend the Gap" Podcast

Cynthia Toth, MD shared stories from her career as a female surgeon in ophthalmology during the latest Mend the Gap podcast by Healio. Laura Enyedi, MDco-hosted the podcast. 

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Donate Socks and Underwear to Support Scott-Herndon Educational Foundation Annual Drive

November EDI

Included in November's newsletter:

Native American Heritage Month

During the month of November, we’re proud to recognize Native American Heritage Month. This monthlong observance gives us an opportunity to reflect and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the Native American community, while also honoring the rich legacy, tradition, and cultural impact that Indigenous people have had in North Carolina and here at Duke.

October EDI

Included in October's newsletter:

Filipino American History Month

October was chosen to recognize Filipino American History Month to commemorate the arrival of the first Filipinos who landed in what is now Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587. It is also the birth month of Filipino American labor leader Larry Itliong.

Hispanic Heritage Month

September EDI

Included in September's Newsletter


Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans from all of Latin America.

BOOST Program Visits Duke Eye Center


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

Included in June's newsletter:

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.