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Duke Psychiatry Faculty Working to Build Inclusive Communities on Campus

Faculty Seed Grants - Faculty HeadshotsDuke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences faculty members Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, PhD, and Kathryn Dickerson, PhD, are among the co-leads of an interdisciplinary team seeking to address inclusion and power dynamics in academia. Their project has been funded by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement for the third consecutive year.

Over the past two years, the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences has hosted a workshop series on inclusion and power dynamics that has served more than 460 people across the university and health system. Faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows have engaged with topics related to the unique power dynamics of a research environment and the ways that members of our community are impacted by that power structure. For the coming year, this group will offer workshops and training in skills that promote inclusion; convene conversations with experts and leaders at Duke to share best practices; and create affinity groups to support each other and share resources for improving workplace culture.

Learn more about their project and other Faculty Advancement Seed Grants for initiatives to foster a thriving climate for professors at Duke.