The Research Equity and Diversity Initiative (READI) helps improve the health of our communities by making it easier for researchers and community members to collaborate on health research that is important and relevant.
READI seeks to remove barriers, build trust, and increase diversity in research participation and the research workforce.
General information on clinical trials, and diversity and inclusion in trials, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/education-and-outreach/about-research-participation/informational-videos/index.html (videos available in English and Spanish!)
CTSI's Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERI) facilitates equitable, authentic, and robust community-engaged research to improve health and health equity.
CTSI recognizes that collaborating with the community in research is the foundation of improving public health. The goals of community engagement are to increase public trust in the research enterprise and to improve overall public health.
Would you like to participate in CERI’s programs, schedule a consultation, or just have a question? Submit a request for more information or a consultation.
Duke University School of Medicine has one of the largest clinical research portfolios in the country. Achieving equity and diversity in clinical research includes building a robust, diverse, and knowledgeable workforce.
Pathway Programs: https://sites.duke.edu/centerforpathwayprograms/
Clinical Research Career Opportunities: https://medschool.duke.edu/research/research-support/research-support-offices/duke-office-clinical-research-docr/workforce-5
The CTSI Education and Workforce Development Core supports the advancement of the next generation of interdisciplinary research leaders, offering an evolving portfolio of workforce development opportunities to address the training needs of a range of learners—from staff to students to faculty.
Numerous online resources exist to supplement onsite professional development offerings. Additionally, the Duke CTSI supports numerous educational opportunities in translational medicine at Duke, including:
Degree Programs and Other Training Opportunities
Experiential Learning Programs
Duke's STAR program for high school and college students and local science educators
BIGGER: The Bridging the Gap to Enhance Clinical Research Program for recent college graduates seeking a research experience in their gap year
The Center for Pathway Programs serves as a starting point from which anyone interested in STEM or medicine can find programs that fit their interests and life stage.
Include your voice to build trustworthiness in Duke health care and research
Duke Health and the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute, together with our community, are conducting a survey to understand community trust in health care and research and what it takes to be a trustworthy institution. This will help us better serve and work with our community.
Interested in a career in clinical research but not sure where to start? Review these resources to help you discover if a career in clinical research is a good match for you.
Skills Inventory [pdf]
Work Environment Values [pdf]
Learn more about READI and how you can help support equity and diversity in research!