Liver disease specialist Ashley Spann receives two career development awards

Vanderbilt’s Ashley Spann, MD, MSACI, is the inaugural recipient of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Hepatology Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

The Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (Neil Brake/Vanderbilt)

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center hosts Korean American Symposium

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center recently hosted the first of a planned series of events to highlight the diversity of oncology researchers and to nurture networking opportunities for them.

Participants in Radiology’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week events were, from left, Marques Bradshaw, MD, MSCR, Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH, Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, Andrea Birch, MD, Virginia Planz, MD, and Reed Omary, MD, MS. (Photo taken prior to revised masking guidelines.)

Radiology Hosts DEI Week, Announces $1 Million Endowment

The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences recently hosted its inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Week, featuring in-person and livestreamed presentations and panel discussions focused on the relationship between medicine and DEI. Leaders from Vanderbilt University, Yale University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Maryland and several other health care systems led the nuanced discussions.

André Churchwell, MD

Churchwell looking forward to transition, new challenges

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

Churchwell to focus on VU diversity roles

André Churchwell, MD, the Levi Watkins Jr. MD Professor, professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and Radiologic Sciences, senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Chief Diversity Officer, will step down from his administrative roles as Chief Diversity Officer and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) on June 30.

The diversity represented at Vanderbilt Heart Murfreesboro includes, from left, Ahmad Abu-Halimah, MD, Murali Kolli, MD, Ravinder Manda, MD, and David Dantzler, MD.

Murfreesboro heart clinic reveals power of diversity

In suburban Murfreesboro, just a short drive off Interstate 24, is one of the most diverse practices and clinics in Vanderbilt Health.

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