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The following is a collection of select books, articles, podcasts, and TED talks compiled by Mara Becker, MD, MSCE, Vice Chair for Faculty. We will continue to update this page as new resources become available. Have you found a great faculty development resource? Please share by emailing

Academic Mentoring


Academic Mentoring--How to Give It and How to Get It
Allan S. Detsky, MD, PhD, FRCPC; Mark Otto Baerlocher, MD
JAMA. 2007;297(19):2134-2136. doi:10.1001/jama.297.19.2134.

Mentorship in the health professions: a review
Annette Burgess, Christie van Diggele, Craig Mellis
Clin Teach. 2018 Jun;15(3):197-202. doi: 10.1111/tct.12756. Epub 2018 Jan 10. PMID: 29318730.

Making the most of mentors: a guide for mentees
Judy T Zerzan, MD, MPH; Rachel Hess, MD; Ellen Schur, MD; Russell S Phillips, MD; Nancy Rigotti, MD
Acad Med. 2009 Jan;84(1):140-4. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181906e8f. PMID: 19116494.



Advocacy and Community Engagement: Perspectives from Pediatric Department Chairs
Chung RJ, Ramirez MR, Best DL, Cohen MB, Chamberlain LJ.
J Pediatr. 2022 Jan 12:S0022-3476(21)01224-5.doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.12.019. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35032554.

Academic Careers in Advocacy: Aligning Institutional Values Through Use of an Advocacy Portfolio
Bode SM, Hoffman BD, Chapman SH, Kaczorowski JM, Best DL, Shah AN, Nerlinger AL, Barnard JA, Loud KJ, Brophy P, Reed AM, Braner D.
Pediatrics. 2022 Jun 23:e2021055014. doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-055014. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35734955.

Diversity and Inclusion


Unconscious Bias in Faculty and Leadership Recruitment: A Literature Review
April Corrice, Research Analyst, Office of the Executive Vice President, AAMC
Association of American Medical Colleges. Vol. 9, Number, August 2009.

Racism and Its Harmful Effects on Nondominant Racial--Ethnic Youth and Youth-Serving Providers: A Call to Action for Organizational Change
J Adolesc Health. 2018 Aug;63(2):257-261. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.06.003. PMID: 30149927.

Are Women Publishing Less During the Pandemic? Here's What the Data Say
Giuliana Viglione
Nature. 2020 May;581(7809):365-366. doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-01294-9. PMID: 32433639.

Collectors, Nightlights, and Allies, Oh My! White Mentors in the Academy
Marisela Martinez-Cola
Understanding and Dismantling Privilege. April 20, 2020. Vol. 10 No. 1.

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter
Katherine W. Phillips
This article was originally published with the title "How Diversity Works" in Scientific American 311, 4, 42-47 (October 2014) doi:10.1038/scientificamerican1014-42.

Updated Guidance on the Reporting of Race and Ethnicity in Medical and Science Journals
Annette Flanagin, RN, MA; Tracy Frey, BA; Stacy L. Christiansen, MA; et. al.
JAMA. 2021;326(7):621-627. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.13304.

Addressing the Minority Tax: Perspectives From Two Diversity Leaders on Building Minority Faculty Success in Academic Medicine
Campbell KM, Rodríguez JE. Acad Med. 2019 Dec;94(12):1854-1857. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002839. PMID: 31192803.

Race, disadvantage and faculty experiences in academic medicine
Pololi L, Cooper LA, Carr P. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25(12):1363-1369. doi:10.1007/s11606-010-14. 

Student National Medical Association. Statement on the Minority Tax. 2020. 


Tapestry: Tapping Our Strengths
Duke University Hospital / Duke University Health System. October 8, 2020

Racism: A Societal Pathogen
Adiaha I. A. Spinks-Franklin, MD, MPH, FAAP
Pediatrics Grand Rounds, March 23, 2021
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Grief Support


Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know about Bereavement and Grief
Riordan PA, Price M, Robbins-Welty GA, Leff V, Jones CA, Prigerson HG, Galanos A.
J Palliat Med. 2020 Aug;23(8):1098-1103. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0341. Epub 2020 Jul 2. PMID: 32614632.

Grief: The Epidemic Within an Epidemic
Petry SE, Hughes D, Galanos A.
Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Apr;38(4):419-422. doi: 10.1177/1049909120978796. Epub 2020 Dec 7. PMID: 33280398; PMCID: PMC7723733.

I realized...grief needs recognition
Anthony Galanos
Duke Magazine, September 26, 2020 | SPECIAL 2020 ISSUE


Duke Bereavement Services

Grief Support
Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality

Working Through Grief: Self-Care Handbook
Channing Bete Company

Hospice Foundation of America: Grief Resources


Episode 10: The Gauntlet
Voices of Duke Health



How Leaders Create and Use Networks
Herminia Ibarra and Mark Lee Hunter
Harvard Business Review. January 2007.

How a Lack of Sponsorship Keeps Black Women Out of the C-Suite
Stephanie Bradley Smith
Harvard Business Review. March 5, 2021.

Five Changes Great Leaders Make to Develop an Improvement Culture
John S. Toussaint, MD; Susan P. Ehrlich, MD, MPP
NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery. August 7, 2017.

Reflections on Leadership
Seizing and Embracing Opportunities--Holding Up Half the Sky

Barbara J. Stoll, MD
JAMA. 2019 Jun 11;321(22):2165-2166. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.7127. PMID: 31184744.

Duke Coach David Cutcliffe's leadership style is ideal for a trying time like this
Sally Jenkins
Washington Post. April 15, 2020.

Seven Transformations of Leadership
David Rooke and William R. Torbert
Harvard Business Review. April 2005.

The Leader's Guide to Corporate Culture
How to manage the eight critical elements of organizational life

Boris Groysberg, Jeremiah Lee, Jesse Price, and J. Yo-Jud Cheng
Harvard Business Review. January-February 2018.


You're It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most
Leonard Marcus, Eric J. McNulty, Joseph M. Henderson, Barry C. Dorn; David Gergen
Hachette Book Group. June 11, 2019

Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling
Edgar H. Schein
Berrett-Koehler Publishers. January 1, 2013

Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss without Losing Your Humanity
Kim Scott
Pan Books. 2019 [2nd edition]
Radical Candor Podcast, Season 2

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Simon Sinek
Porfolio. October 29, 2009



Executive Leadership and Physician Well-being: Nine Organizational Strategies to Promote Engagement and Reduce Burnout
Tait D. Shanafelt, MD; John H. Noseworthy, MD, CEO
Mayo Clin Proc. 2017 Jan;92(1):129-146. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2016.10.004. Epub 2016 Nov 18. PMID: 27871627.

Don't Let Micro-Stresses Burn You Out
Rob Cross, Jean Singer, Karen Dillon
Harvard Business Review. July 09, 2020.

Do You Have a Life Outside of Work?
Rob Cross
Harvard Business Review. May 13, 2020.

Three Good Tools: Positively reflecting ackwards and forwards is associated with robust improvements in well-being across three distinct interventions
Kathryn C. Adair, Lindsay A. Kennedy & J. Bryan Sexton (2020) 
The Journal of Positive Psychology, DOI:10.1080/17439760.2020.1789707.

Forty-five good things: a prospective pilot study of the Three Good Things well-being intervention in the USA for healthcare worker emotional exhaustion, depression, work-life balance and happiness
J. Bryan Sexton and Kathryn C. Adair
BMJ Open 2019;0:e022695. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022695.

We Are Drowning
Diana Holloran
JAMA. 2022 May 10;327(18):1763-1764. doi: 10.1001/jama.2022.6759. PMID: 35536263.


Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Greg McKeown
Crown Business. April 15, 2014


How Successful Leaders Manage Collaborative Overload
Rob Cross
Duke Corporate Education. May 22, 2018


The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Dan Pink 
YouTube. Feb. 5, 2012

What a Cactus Taught Me About Prickly Emotions
Jessica Woods
Ted Talk. Sept. 2020