Members are elected to Alpha Omega Alpha based on their commitment to professionalism, leadership, scholarship, research, and community service. Hadley is honored by her election to this group.
“Much of my extracurricular work has focused on advocacy and education on issues of social justice and I appreciate this work being recognized for its contribution to Duke School of Medicine.”
Hadley was selected as a TL1 pre-doctoral scholar in 2019. As a scholar, she has been researching differences in patient-provider communication and health outcomes between non-Hispanic white and African American patients with type 2 diabetes.
“Hadley brings excellent intellectual energy both to her own research and that of her colleagues,” said Dr. David Edelman, director of the Duke CTSA TL1 Program. “She is richly deserving of this honor.”
Throughout her time as a TL1 scholar, Hadley has worked closely with Dr. Bryan Batch, Dr. Kimberly Johnson, and Dr. Laura Svetkey. Their support and the flexibility that the Duke research community provides have helped exponentially in her career, including in her election to Alpha Omega Alpha.
“The dedicated two years of research you get with the TL1 program are an amazing opportunity,” Hadley said. “They have given me time to think critically and engage with my research while spending time on projects in the Duke and Durham communities, which I really appreciate.”