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Churchwell named to new VUSM diversity post

Jan. 9, 2014, 9:27 AM

Andre L. Churchwell, M.D., associate dean for Diversity at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been promoted to the new position of senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs.

Andre L. Churchwell, M.D.

Churchwell is also a professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, professor of Radiology and Radiologic Sciences and professor of Biomedical Engineering.

In addition, Churchwell was recently named one of the nation’s 15 Most Influential African-American Medical Educators by Black Health magazine. He was selected to receive this distinction through peer nomination and by the magazine’s editorial leadership. He will be acknowledged in the publication’s 6th Annual Black History Month issue along with fellow honorees from other leading U.S. medical schools.

Black Health magazine was founded in 2006 and is a national publication that promotes health awareness within the African-American community. Headquartered in Atlanta, Black Health also promotes healthy, active living while addressing health disparities among minority populations.

Churchwell graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 1975 with a degree in engineering. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1979 and later completed his internship, residency and a fellowship in Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine and affiliated hospitals in Atlanta.

He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1991.

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