Health Equity

Vanderbilt launches $17 million program to advance diversity of research faculty

Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University are launching a $17 million multiyear transformative program with support from the National Institutes of Health to accelerate diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the biomedical research community.

Early-onset CRC germline genetic differences identified by race, ethnicity

A Vanderbilt study that delved into genetic predisposition for early-onset colorectal cancer by race and ethnicity has identified differing germline risk variants.

Johns Hopkins University names outpatient center in honor of Levi Watkins Jr.

Johns Hopkins University has named the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore for the late Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Vanderbilt University’s first Black medical school graduate in 1970 best known for his pioneering heart surgery and civil rights activism.

Symposium offers new ways to overcome health disparities

Ideas for addressing the disproportionate impact of cancer, diabetes, and gastrointestinal diseases on disadvantaged populations were shared recently during a diversity symposium at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

VUMC in the news, June 13, 2023

Four named to academic health leadership program

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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