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Championing diversity and inclusion

Friday, February 9, 2018
Deanna Adkins; Jonathan Routh

The Duke Child and Adolescent Gender Care Team has been selected to receive an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award (EDI) on February 20, 2018, at the Samuel DuBois Cook Society Awards Dinner at the Washington Duke Inn. Winners are automatically nominated for the Duke Blue Ribbon Award for Diversity, which recognize university and health system employees who advance Duke’s values in departmental or Duke-wide projects.

“Diversity and inclusion permeates everything,” said Robert Crouch, director of diversity, equity and inclusion for Office for Institutional Equity. “The award recognizes individuals and teams who have demonstrated significant behaviors or led initiatives that foster equity, diversity and inclusion.”

“When I think about the Duke community and the award, you see folks who really care,” Crouch said. “It’s reflected in their work and the contributions they make and how they interact and treat each other.”

About the Duke Child and Adolescent Gender Care Clinic
The Duke Child and Adolescent Gender Care Clinic, which first opened in 2015, serves two groups of children: those who are transgender and those born with conditions affecting internal and external sex organ development, called differences in sex development (DSD). The clinic is the first of its kind in North Carolina and only one of a few located in the Southeast.

The multispecialty clinic is comprised of providers from an array of disciplines at Duke, including endocrinology, social work, urology, pediatric surgery, child and adolescent medicine, psychiatry, psychology and pastoral care. Their goal is to work together to provide evidence-based, patient- and family-cen­tered care.

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