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VUMC Office of Diversity Affairs Archives

Nominations sought for annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Dec. 13, 2018—Nominations are being accepted for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, which will be presented Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Medical Center who emulates through his or her work the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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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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MVA summit seeks to bring more black men into health professions

Oct. 11, 2018—Encouragement, resilience and passion were the key messages at the recent Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) summit for black men interested in health professions titled “Navigating the Pre-Health Path.”

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Nominations sought for Levi Watkins Jr., MD, awards

Sep. 13, 2018—Nominations are being sought for the Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Faculty Award and the Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Student Award.

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Hidden VUMC Figures event set for Oct. 16

Oct. 5, 2017—On Monday, Oct. 16, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Office for Diversity Affairs will present “Hidden VUMC Figures,” a tribute to employees who have made significant long-term contributions to the Medical Center, often behind-the-scenes.

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School of Medicine programs enhancing diversity of applicants

Jul. 27, 2017—For students, summer is typically associated with freedom from schoolwork. But for a handful of future medical school applicants, summertime means hitting the books, conducting research and participating in rounds.

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Program sets stage for unconscious bias training

Apr. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), in conjunction with the consulting firm Cook Ross Inc., held a four-day Unconscious Bias Train-the-Trainer Program at Scarritt Bennett Center last week.

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Forum explores  diversity, inclusion strategies

Dec. 1, 2016—André Churchwell, M.D., Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and Traci Nordberg, J.D., Chief Human Resources Officer, hosted a Diversity & Inclusion welcome event on Nov. 18 in which Churchwell discussed his vision for the Office for Diversity Affairs and the strategic planning necessary to make diversity and inclusion intentional throughout the Medical Center.

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