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Jackson, Winkfield selected among ‘Women to Watch’ in health care

Oct. 25, 2021, 2:44 PM

Gretchen Purcell Jackson, MD, PhD


by Holly Fletcher

Gretchen Purcell Jackson, MD, PhD, and Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, are honored among top health care leaders in the 2021 “Women to Watch” by Nashville Medical News.

Physician-scientists Jackson and Winkfield, along with 10 other leaders, were honored for their expertise and efforts in advancing health care at a recent breakfast hosted by the health care-focused newspaper.

Jackson is associate professor of Pediatric Surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and vice president and chief health and science officer of IBM Watson Health.

Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD

Winkfield is executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, professor of Radiation Oncology and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and professor of Medicine at Meharry Medical College. She is a recent appointee to the National Cancer Advisory Board.

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Gretchen Purcell Jackson, MD, PhD.

Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD.

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