The Office of Institutional Equity is committed to recognizing individuals and teams making significant contributions toward enhancing diversity and inclusion within the Duke community. The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrate behavior or led initiatives that foster equity, diversity, and inclusion. The award honors both staff and faculty who have demonstrated such a commitment by their leadership and have helped to create a more diverse and inclusive environment at Duke University and Duke Health.
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Recipients must demonstrate a high regard for diversity, as outlined in the Duke Guiding Principles and Duke University Health System Core Values. Read the full nomination criteria.
Download the nomination form.
View the EDI Criteria
Spring 2017 EDI Winners
Rosa Solorzano, MD, MPH
Rosa Solorzano, MD, MPH, is a faculty member at the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and the Global Health Institute as well as a faculty consultant and educator at the School of Medicine. Rosa provides opportunities for students to acquire foundational Spanish language skills as well as broaden their ability to provide culturally competent care to a diverse patient population, particularly in the Latino community. She also serves as coordinator of Exploring Medicine in Other Cultures, an exemplary interdisciplinary program that gives faculty, students, and staff from medical, nursing, and physical therapy programs a chance to discover the cultural framework of medical care in other cultures through several programs, including a 10-day medical outreach.
Duke Regional Hospital Diversity (DRH) Leadership Team
The team has been actively involved in diversity efforts in the hospital and community, working with the LGBTQ community on health care services, contributing to the implementation of new health care policy for the care of transgender patients, and promoting and providing information to frontline staff on gender affirming surgery performed at DRH. The team’s tireless efforts have resulted in DRH being the recipient of the Healthcare Equality Index Award, presented by the Human Rights Commission for the fourth straight year. The team has also been awarded the National Bold Award for their work with Project Search, which supports public school programs for youth with disabilities.
Past Award Winners
Spring 2014 EDI
The Spring 2014 award was shared by four recipients: Abdullah Antepli, chief representative of Muslim Affairs; Kenyon Railey, MD, instructor at Duke Physician Assistant Program; the Duke International Nurses group; and the team at the Academic Resource Center.
Spring 2013 EDI
The winner of the Spring 2013 award was the Duke Raleigh Hospital Diversity Leadership Team (DLT) and all of its members. This past year the team was led by Chair Maria Tucker of the Diabetes Center and Vice Chair Hai Ly Burk of Case Management. In his nomination, Dr. Rick Gannotta, the president of the hospital, stated that diversity is one of the core values at Duke Raleigh Hospital, and "this team is committed to upholding this value. The DLT is very interactive, creative and thinks 'out of the box,' working together to create a culture of diversity and inclusion not only with our staff, patients and visitors, but throughout the Triangle."
Fall 2012 EDI
The Fall 2012 award was shared by two recipients: Four members of the Pratt School of Engineering leadership team — Martha Absher, Constance Simmons, Lupita Temiquel-McMillian, and Marnie Rhoads — and Gerald J. Harrison, associate athletic director/HR of the Department of Athletics.
Spring 2012 EDI
The winners of the Spring 2012 award were Dr. Paula McClain, Dr. Kerry Haynie, and the staff of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS).
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