Dr. Sherilynn Black, a neuroscientist who created and runs the Office of Biomedical Diversity, speaks with program participants Ife Ayeni, left, and Nandan Gokhale, right, on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Friday, June 24, 2016. Few college students from underrepresented groups seek doctorates, particularly in STEM fields. Duke University’s medical school created the Office For Biomedical Diversity six years ago to see if they could change that equation. Now, not only are more minority students are entering Duke's biomedical PhD programs, but they are performing better once there.
D.L. Anderson for The Chronicle of Higher Education