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

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

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

DIVERSITY: We embrace differences among people.

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

LEARNING: 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.

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