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Distinguished visitor from Indiana

Jan. 14, 2016, 9:14 AM

Jerome Adams, M.D., Indiana State Commissioner of Health, third from right, recently visited Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology and spoke with residents about diversity and leadership development. From left are Charlene Dewey, M.D., M.Ed., Sheryl Rimrodt, M.D., M.Ed., Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, Annet Kirabo, Ph.D., M.Sc., DVM, and Kevin Johnson, M.D.

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