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Racial Equity Task Force releases initial recommendations

Jun. 21, 2021—The Racial Equity Taskforce created by Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine last summer has released 62 primary recommendations and 152 sub-recommendations around eight themes.

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Churchwell looking forward to transition, new challenges

May. 19, 2021—André Churchwell, MD, has worn many hats — literally and figuratively — during his 30-year association with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of pulmonary medicine pioneer Richard Light

May. 17, 2021—Richard Light, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care, died May 11 from injuries he sustained from a fall. He was 79.

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Goode, Hine receive 2021 Geoffrey David Chazen Faculty Award for Innovation in Medical Education

May. 17, 2021—Rachel Goode, MD, and Jeffrey Hine, MD, are the recipients of the 2021 Geoffrey David Chazen Faculty Award for Innovation in Medical Education.

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Dixie Place renamed in honor of Vanderbilt surgical pioneer Vivien Thomas

Apr. 1, 2021—Through a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student-led effort, Dixie Place, the city street that runs between the Medical Center’s Central Garage and the Oxford House building on 21st Avenue South, is being renamed Vivien Thomas Way.

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Price to step down from role as associate dean of VMAA

Mar. 25, 2021—Ann Price, MD, who has served as associate dean of Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Affairs (VMAA) since 2008, will be stepping down from the position, effective July 1.

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Match Day reveals medical students’ residency locations

Mar. 22, 2021—Match Day — and Vanderbilt’s longstanding tradition of gathering fourth-year medical students, their families, friends and faculty together to celebrate — was revamped again this year to implement social distancing measures due to COVID-19. Unlike last year, however, the students had the option to reveal their residency matches either in person or virtually via livestream.

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Deitte to lead Continuous Professional Development

Mar. 18, 2021—Lori Deitte, MD, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been named Vice President for Continuous Professional Development, effective April 5.

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Shade Tree Trot once again virtual, kicks off March 28

Mar. 17, 2021—The annual Shade Tree Trot, a vital and long-standing fundraiser for the Shade Tree Clinic, will be held virtually again this year. The weeklong event is open to the public.

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VUSM students helping vaccinate patients against COVID-19

Feb. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students will be rolling up their sleeves and pitching in to vaccinate patients against COVID-19.

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Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the American College of Cardiology

Feb. 8, 2021—The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain.

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Lecture highlights academic medicine’s role in racial justice

Jan. 20, 2021—On Monday, Jan. 18, Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing hosted the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture.

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