EDI Recent News

Donate lightly used coats and winter clothing!

The Cell Biology EDI Committee is excited to be running a warm clothing drive from Jan 10th - Mar 10th 2022 in support of Urban Ministries of Durham. 

Where to donate: the alcove adjacent to the 3rd floor elevators facing Research Drive in the Nanaline Duke building. Please place donations (clean clothing in plastic or paper bags) inside the labeled donation box.    

Guidelines: Urban Ministries will only accept clean clothing in good condition. As per COVID safety protocols, please place donated clothing in plastic or paper bags in the donation bin. 

Most Needed Items:   

• Denim (for men, women, children) 

• Pants (men's size S,M) 

• Heavy winter coats (for men, women, children) 

• Sweatshirts (men's)  

• Thermal underwear  

Monetary donations: Donate to Urban Ministries by clicking this link. Please send an acknowledgment email to Cell Biology EDI when you donate (cellbiodiversity@duke.edu).  

The Cell Biology EDI committee is organizing a series of drives to benefit establishments committed to addressing the problem of systemic racism in our community. This will help the SoM achieve their recently announced goals of dismantling racism and advancing equity, diversity & inclusion in the community encompassing Duke University 

Please contact the EDI Committee (cellbiodiversity@duke.edu) if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.


Cell Biology's Support the Food Bank!

We calculated the total meals provided by the donated food and $$ contributions to be ~1500 meals !!! We would like to personally thank those in the Department who contributed to the DEI Committee food drive to make it so successful! The donations help combat hunger in NC. These efforts help advance equity, which is a major goal of the EDI Committee, the Department, and the SOM.

Cell Biology EDI Committee Openings

We are excited to announce that the EDI Committee is currently recruiting, join us! We have open positions for a graduate student and a research staff representative to join our dynamic committee of Cell Biology faculty, staff, and trainees. If you are interested, please send a statement of interest (one-page maximum) by Friday, May 28th 2021 to cellbiodiversity@duke.edu describing which position is of interest to you, why you are interested in the position, what you hope to accomplish in this position, and your current or past commitment to EDI efforts.


-Graduate students must have passed their preliminary exams.

-Applicant is willing to commit to a minimum of one year.

-Applicant can attend one-hour biweekly meetings.