Mission, Vision, Core Values


To catalyze science that improves health and achieves health equity—for individuals and communities—in our region and across the nation. We strive toward equity in science, medicine, and health.


  • Accelerate scientific discovery, innovation, and translation;

  • Develop and sustain a vital and diverse translational science workforce;

  • Foster a vibrant, transparent, and trustworthy research environment benefiting all;

  • Create and promote a culture of equity, anti-bias, and anti-racism throughout all aspects of clinical and translational science at Duke.

Core Values

Our decisions, actions, and behaviors are based on integrity, honesty, transparency, and the highest ethical standards.

We treat all individuals-- co-workers and customers -- with courtesy, dignity, and fairness.

We embrace differences among people.

We seek to welcome and fully engage people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and perspectives to advance our work.

We foster an environment that encourages learning, and value what our CTSI colleagues teach us and the intrinsic value in sharing and preserving this knowledge.

We have to depend on each other and work well together with mutual respect to achieve common goals.