Radiology’s diversity office expands leadership teamJan. 18, 2018, 10:18 AM
by Krystyna Barnard
The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences’ Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has expanded its leadership team to include Marques Bradshaw, MD, MSCR, Kate Hartley, MD, and third-year diagnostic radiology resident Eleby Washington, MD.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Drs. Hartley, Bradshaw and Washington to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” said Stephanie Spottswood, MD, MSPH, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and associate vice chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “The expansion is a result of the progress that has been made and the department’s continued commitment to diversity.”
Bradshaw, associate professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences, recently returned to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) after graduating from the Vanderbilt Nuclear Medicine Program and subsequently completing his radiology residency at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). While at MUSC, Bradshaw received the MUSC Gordon Diversity Award for his roles as Department of Radiology Diversity Champion and MUSC assistant dean for Resident Inclusion.
Hartley, assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and director of the Musculoskeletal Fellowship Program, will provide support in the department’s efforts to foster an open and welcoming community and to help recruit talented faculty, staff and trainees.
Since beginning his training in 2015, Washington has made numerous contributions to the department’s diversity initiatives. Moving forward, he will continue to assist the department’s residency recruitment team, and will act as a liaison between fellow residents and the diversity leadership.
“Each of these individuals will bring talent, experience and energy to the leadership of this important Radiology department initiative,” Spottswood said.
The decision to expand the leadership team comes at a time when the Medical Center is increasingly focused and committed to its Strategic Direction of “Making Diversity and Inclusion Intentional” — one of the four compass points essential to the success of the institution as it continues to serve a growing and diverse patient population.
“As an academic medical center, it’s important that we recruit and retain a diverse group of faculty and trainees,” Spottswood said. “It helps enrich the learning environment because of the varied perspectives, backgrounds and experiences they bring to the Medical Center.”