Diversity and Inclusion

A message celebrating Pride Month:

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute fosters a culture of inclusion of individuals from diverse backgrounds. In particular, June is a time to specifically uplift our LGBTQ+ colleagues. While June is indeed Pride Month, our goal is to value, appreciate, and support our LGBTQ+ colleagues throughout the year. Below we have listed three events related to Duke and DHVI where you can show your support for the LGBTQ+ community, learn about the experiences of your LGBTQ+ colleagues at Duke, and find out how to be an ally.

Duke Health Summer Panel Series: Celebrating Pride with our LGBTQ Colleagues Thursday, June 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. Log in through Zoom.

Duke's Virtual Pride Parade
Duke LGBTQ+ Network
You're invited to "march" in our Virtual Pride Parade on Thursday, June 24 at 9pm EDT/6pm PDT.

LGBTQ+ Leaders in STEM Panel Discussion
Wednesday June 30, 2021 at 12:00 PM TO 01:00 PM
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences | Raleigh

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute is a highly collaborative research institute and a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. Furthermore, we believe that a diversity of perspectives will lead to the most innovative solutions for addressing the world's public health problems.

What does Diversity & Inclusion mean at DHVI?

Diversity is any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. It means respect for and appreciation of differences including: race,  ethnicity,  gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability or attributes, national origin, social class, religious/ethical values,  political beliefs, work experiences, life styles and cultures.

Inclusion is involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized. An inclusive environment promotes a sense of belonging, values and practices respect for the talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of living of its members, ensuring the opportunity for each person to achieve his or her full potential.

DHVI Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The DHVI Diversity & Inclusion committee is composed of faculty, staff, and students from the Research and Administration areas. The committee aims to promote and foster a diverse and inclusive environment that embraces individuality and acceptance, encourages openness and engagement, and leverages our collective differences to maximize the potential of the individuals and the Institute. The goal of the committee is to raise awareness, diversify applicant recruitment and provide guidance, mentoring, and opportunities to all individuals within DHVI to foster the achievement of personal, professional, and Institutional goals.

Committee Members

D&I Committee's statement on police brutality 

Statement on Jacob Black shooting

Statement on violence against Asian and Asian-American communities

A message about the Chauvin trial verdict from DHVI Leadership

Diversity and Inclusion Events at DHVI

DHVI Perspective Series

Advancing Women In Science Mentoring Event

Duke Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity seminar

Women in Science event

DHVI learns together in the “Breaking the cycle” Seminar

DHVI Spotlight on Diversity: Individuals & Local Organizations 

LGBT Center of  Raleigh

Center of Latin American and Carribean Studies  

Diversity & Inclusion Groups, Programs and Resources

Diversity & inclusion at Duke during COVID-19 crisis

Duke Groups                   

Duke Institutional              

Beyond Duke     

Diversity and Inclusion Articles 

Diversity at DHVI