READI Hosts First Community Event at Pickett Road Research Facility

Duke CTSI’s Research Equity and Diversity Initiative (READI) hosted its inaugural event, “Ethics, Rights, and Accountability,” on November 12. Members from the local community and representatives from Duke attended the event, which highlighted the importance of including diverse community perspectives and voices in all aspects of research at Duke to improve health outcomes and health equity.

In addition to an overview of research at Duke given by Dr. Susanna Naggie (pictured above) and Dr. Nadine Barrett (pictured below), the event featured a spoken word and interpretive dance presentation, a panel discussion featuring researchers and community stakeholders, and an open session for attendees to share their health and research experiences, concerns, and suggestions.

Dr. Barrett speaks at READI event.
Dr. Nadine Barrett speaks during READI’s inaugural event, “Ethics, Rights, and Accountability,” on November 12.
Attendees at READI event
Cheryl Robinson (standing) asks a question to Dr. Naggie and Dr. Barrett during the event.
Youth performer dancing at READI event.
A young dancer performs for the audience.

Main photo: Susanna Naggie, MD, talks with community members at the inaugural READI event. Photos by Duke CTSI