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Author: Kathy Whitney

Erves joins VUMC as director of Community Engaged Research

Nov. 13, 2023—Jennifer Cunningham Erves, PhD, MPH, MAEd, MS, CHES, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as associate professor of Health Policy, director of Community Engaged Research, Office of Health Equity, and scholar, Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research.

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André Churchwell receives Modern Healthcare’s Luminary Award for diversity leadership

Oct. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt's André Churchwell, MD, has been recognized as a diversity leader and a recipient of Modern Healthcare’s Luminary Award.

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Levi Watkins Jr. MD Lecture honors contributors to diversity, equity and inclusion

Oct. 27, 2023—The Levi Watkins Jr. MD Lecture honored the first African American to graduate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and recognized the contributions of several Vanderbilt faculty, trainees and students who have made contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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New award program celebrates improvement work across the VUMC enterprise

Oct. 25, 2023—Winner's of this year's Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention Pursuit of Excellence Awards were recognized during a poster session and ceremony held recently in Langford Auditorium.

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Sandy Bledsoe to step down from VUMC Risk and Insurance Management role

Oct. 3, 2023—Sandy Bledsoe, RN, BSN, ARM, MA, Vice President, Risk and Insurance Management for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will be stepping down from her role in January 2024.

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Nominations open for Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Awards; lecture set for Oct. 24

Sep. 12, 2023—Save the date for the 22nd annual Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Lecture to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at noon. More information will be available soon. Nominations are being accepted now for the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., Awards. Awards will be bestowed to at least one VUSM or VUMC faculty member, house staff member,...

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Saralyn Williams named associate dean for Faculty Affairs for VUSM

Aug. 14, 2023—Saralyn Williams, MD, has been named associate dean for Faculty Affairs for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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White Coat Ceremony welcomes new School of Medicine students

Jul. 28, 2023—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine recently welcomed 96 first-year students during its annual White Coat Ceremony, marking the students’ journeys to becoming physicians and physician-scientists.

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Chase Hendrickson named executive medical director of the Medicine Patient Care Center

Jul. 26, 2023—Chase Hendrickson, MD, MPH, has been named executive medical director of the Medicine Patient Care Center.

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Four named to academic health leadership program

Jun. 1, 2023—Four Vanderbilt faculty members have been selected to participate in the highly competitive Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program.

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Patients, families share positive feedback on their VUMC experiences

Apr. 20, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mission is “personalizing the patient experience through our caring spirit and remarkable capabilities,” and the positive feedback from patients and families will be celebrated during Patient Experience Week, April 23-29.

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Conference brings together students from multiple schools to explore ways to help them flourish within the field of medicine

Apr. 20, 2023—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine hosted more than 50 medical students from across 15 schools for the first Kern National Network for Flourishing in Medicine Student Conference.

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