Health Equity

Ray Blind, PhD

Ray Blind named associate director for diversity, equity and inclusion at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Ray Blind, PhD, Ingram Assistant Professor of Cancer Research, has been named associate director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Kewanna Frierson and her daughter, Kennedi.

Lifting up voices to celebrate healthy Black births 

Celebration of Black Motherhood on April 20 elevates positive stories and experiences around Black births

Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, PhD

A history of race and health care leads April 18 Discovery Lecture

Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized advocate for equity and justice in American medicine and public health, will deliver the next Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in 208 Light Hall.

Health equity champion Arie Nettles retires

Arie Nettles, PhD, professor of Clinical Pediatrics, spent her career ensuring the well-being of pediatric and adolescent patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism and cleft craniofacial disorders. She hopes to continue to effect change.

VUMC to launch Program for Health Equity Research

VUMC’s new Program for Health Equity Research aims to become the nation’s leader in health equity research that’s inclusive, supportive and diverse by creating a rigorous environment for application-driven research with rapid response to policies and practices.

Study examines social factors and cardiovascular disease risk

Eight social factors were among the top 15 markers of cardiovascular disease risk and could help guide community prevention efforts, according to a new study using machine learning algorithms.

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