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Author: Kathy Whitney

MLK Lecture focuses on diversity, inclusion, equity and responsibility

Jan. 22, 2019—The 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture was held on Monday and commenced with the United Voices of Vanderbilt choir’s stirring rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

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Deas to deliver Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. lecture

Jan. 17, 2019—Deborah Deas, MD, MPH, the Mark and Pam Rubin Dean of the School of Medicine and chief executive officer for Clinical Affairs at the University of California, Riverside, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in conjunction with the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series at Vanderbilt.

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Event honors pioneers in education, science and medicine

Jan. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) honored six pioneers for their historic contributions to education, science and medicine during a formal portrait unveiling at Langford Auditorium Dec. 17, 2018. The event, hosted by the Office of Diversity Affairs, was held as part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Kevin Warren assumes senior director role for VEHS

Nov. 15, 2018—Kevin Warren has been named senior director of Vanderbilt Environmental Health and Safety, effective Oct. 1. He fills the position vacated by Bob Wheaton, who retired in June.

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Hidden Figures event honors skills, resiliency, ingenuity

Nov. 1, 2018—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office for Diversity Affairs held the second annual Hidden VUMC Figures event Oct. 29 in Light Hall.

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Watkins lecturer focuses on research, inspirations

Oct. 11, 2018—André Churchwell, MD, welcomed those gathered at the 17th Annual Levi Watkins Jr., MD Lecture on Tuesday with a reminder of who they were honoring and why.

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QuizTime app created to aid opioid education efforts for providers

Sep. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will partner with the Tennessee Department of Health to offer workplace-based education to health professionals across the state via QuizTime, a smartphone application developed at VUMC. This continuing education activity will focus on proper utilization of opioid and non-opioid therapies in managing pain.

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VUMC mourns noted cardiologist Crenshaw

Aug. 27, 2018—Marshall H. Crenshaw, MD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, died Aug. 23. He was 62.

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VUMC named one of nation’s Top Hospitals for Diversity

Aug. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named among the 2018 Top Hospitals for Diversity by BlackDoctor.org (BDO), an online source of health and wellness information.

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New clinic to provide comprehensive care for adult transgender patients

Aug. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt Health is opening a new adult Clinic for Transgender Health on Aug. 24.

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Three student-adviser pairs recognized by HHMI

Aug. 9, 2018—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study to 45 doctoral student-adviser pairs from across the country. Three are from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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State honors life of legendary researcher Thomas

Aug. 2, 2018—The General Assembly of the State of Tennessee is honoring the life and accomplishments of Vivien Thomas, an African-Am- erican laboratory assistant at Vanderbilt from 1930-1941 who developed several operative techniques, designed surgical instruments, supervised surgical laboratories, and instructed at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for more than 35 years.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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