Walter Clair

Jon Stewart, comedian, advocate and television host, second from right, participated in a panel discussion on advocacy at Vanderbilt last week. Other panelists included, from left, Walter Clair, MD, MPH, fourth-year medical student Ayesha Muhammad, PhD, and Robert Miller, MD.

Stewart speaks on advocacy, medicine’s role in society

Comedian, talk show host and advocate Jon Stewart spoke last week to a crowd of Vanderbilt undergraduates, medical students and faculty about his approach to advocacy and how those in the medical community can find their own place alongside those supporting a cause.

Panoramic ‘DNA’ podcast Season 3 explores elements of well-being

PHOTO: Award recipients and presenters gather after Thursday’s State of the Department of Medicine address. From left are Brian Lindman, MD, MSCI, Alexandra Shingina, MD, MHS, Claude Shackelford, MD, Jill Gilbert, MD, Todd Hulgan, MD, MPH, Brian Christman, MD, Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Ambra Pozzi, PhD, T. Alp Ikizler, MD, Maie El-Sourady, MD, Walter Clair, MD, MPH, and Ana Nobis, MD, MPH. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Inclusivity key to Department of Medicine: Rathmell

Commitment to inclusion, professional development, research, and clinical care was the focus of this year’s State of the Department of Medicine address delivered June 23 by Department of Medicine Chair Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD.

Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Hugh J. Morgan Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, left, and Walter Clair, MD, MPH, professor of Medicine and vice chair for Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine, recently announced a $1 million endowment dedicated to the department’s efforts in diversity and inclusion. (Photo by Susan Urmy)

Department of Medicine announces $1 million endowment to support diversity, inclusion efforts

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Medicine has announced a $1 million endowment dedicated to the department’s efforts in diversity and inclusion.

Vanderbilt’s Clair receives Harvard Medal for “extraordinary service”

Walter Clair, MD, MPH, who earned his bachelor’s degree, medical degree and Master of Public Health from Harvard University, is one three 2021 recipients of Harvard University’s highest honor, the Harvard Medal.

Dixie Place renamed in honor of Vanderbilt surgical pioneer Vivien Thomas

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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