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Slovis receives Community Service Award from Nashville Police Department

May. 28, 2015, 8:36 AM

Corey Slovis, M.D., center, was presented the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department’s Community Service Award by Chief of Police Steve Anderson, left, and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. (photo by Dipti Vaidya)

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) presented its Community Service Award to Corey Slovis, M.D., professor and chair of Emergency Medicine, at a recent ceremony at the Music City Center.

Presented by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Chief of Police Steve Anderson, the award is given annually to a citizen who has assisted the department and the community to help solve problems, improve the quality of life in neighborhoods, or work toward supporting and improving the MNPD.

“Dr. Slovis cares deeply about this city and its public servants,” Anderson said. “When a member of the police department is seriously injured, it is frequently Dr. Slovis who personally administers and oversees the initial medical care in the emergency room. His kindness and bedside manner are truly exemplary. Nashville and this region are most fortunate that Dr. Slovis is at Vanderbilt.”

Slovis has worked closely with area police for more than a decade, including as the SWAT team’s medical advisor. He also serves as Medical Director for the Nashville Fire Department.

Recently, when concerns about Ebola peaked throughout the nation, Slovis was asked to give a presentation about the virus to the police department’s command staff and trainees at the academy. One of these talks was recorded and shared with law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

“I am very proud that Vanderbilt has had a role in being sure all of our MNPD officers have and know how to use tourniquets and other lifesaving aids,” Slovis said.

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