Martin Luther King Jr.

Honoring Dr. King’s Communal Legacy

A special celebration was held in Light Hall last week to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion in collaboration with VUMC Employee Resource Groups, “Celebrating Beloved Community” focused on Dr. King’s communal legacy, his vision of beloved community, and the ways we continue to embody that legacy in the work we do here at Vanderbilt.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day to become official VUMC holiday in 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be recognized as an official institutional holiday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center beginning Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.

MLK Lecture set for Jan. 18

The chief diversity and inclusion officer for the American Association of Medical Colleges will deliver the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration Event Lecture on Monday, Jan. 18.

From left are VUMC Chief Diversity Office Andre Churchwell, MD; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award honorees Adriana Bialostozky, MD, and Jannyse Starks, DNP, FNP-BC; keynote speaker Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN; and honoree Tamika Hudson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C; and School of Nursing Dean Linda Norman, DSN, RN.

MLK lecture celebrates diversity, inclusion, equity

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture was held on Monday and for the third year commenced with the United Voices of Vanderbilt choir’s stirring medley of inspirational songs.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day begins with spirituals, calls for unity, Churchwell solo on “Abraham, Martin and John”

Featured speaker Jeffrey Upperman, MD, recalls lessons of his parents and urges “pick big problems to attack.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Nominate a faculty or staff member for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award will be presented Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, or Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her work.