We strive to build a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce and research community through active engagement within the Triangle. It is important to ensure that each individual feels welcome, that their voice is heard, and that their opinions matter.
At the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, our current EDI goals are the following:
- To have a sustainable and representative Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee that helps facilitate team-building among faculty, staff, students, and research community members.
- To engage with the broader Triangle area to increase awareness of our research and emphasize the importance of under-represented groups in our research efforts.
- To recognize and reward the successes of our colleagues.
At the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, we are committed to hiring, training and promoting individuals of all racial and cultural backgrounds, regardless of sexual orientation or disability status. Duke's Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
Ways to recognize colleagues
Contact us at BIAC-EDI@duke.edu
Charting the Path Towards Inclusive Excellence
I am excited to be this month’s selection for the BIAC EDI Spotlight! I can show off our grandbabies! I met my partner, Keith, several years ago and immediately gained a family full of children and one granddaughter (4 years old at the time). Since then, three more grandkids joined the family (see picture of Keith and I with all four this summer, ages 1 week to 10 years)!
What is your role at BIAC and what does a typical day look like for you?
- Sharena Ballard – Program Coordinator & EDI Leader
- Rajendra Morey, M.D. – Professor
- Amanda Griffin – Business Manager
- Jenna Merenstein, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Associate
- Lexi Baird – Clinical Research Coordinator
- Susan Music – MR Technician