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Andre Churchwell Archives

National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week is call to action

Jun. 9, 2021—National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, June 17-23, aims to spur conversations followed by actions to make advancements in care more equitable.

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Churchwell looking forward to transition, new challenges

May. 19, 2021—André Churchwell, MD, has worn many hats — literally and figuratively — during his 30-year association with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Churchwell to focus on VU diversity roles

May. 6, 2021—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.

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Buttons demonstrate wearers’ pronoun use

Mar. 17, 2021—The VUMC Office of Diversity Affairs is making available buttons that employees and students can wear telling what pronouns the wearer uses, or, in one case, a conversation starter that simply says “Ask me about my pronouns!”

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Murfreesboro heart clinic reveals power of diversity

Mar. 10, 2021—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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Psychiatry lecture focuses on mental health disparities

Feb. 18, 2021—On Friday, Feb. 5, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences hosted the third annual Harold Jordan Diversity and Inclusion Lecture featuring guest speaker Ruth Shim, MD, MPH, professor of Cultural Psychiatry and Clinical Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis.

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Lecture highlights academic medicine’s role in racial justice

Jan. 20, 2021—On Monday, Jan. 18, Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing hosted the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture.

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First-person essay: Doing my part to end the pandemic 

Dec. 28, 2020—I want to particularly encourage the African American community, which has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, to step forward, receive this vaccine and spread the word to your families. Let’s put this pandemic behind us in 2021 — together.

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Employee Resource Groups provide vital connection, support

Nov. 11, 2020—As part of an ongoing commitment to foster inclusion and celebrate diversity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, two new Employee Resource Groups have recently been formed, bringing the total to six.

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Kevin Churchwell named Boston Children’s Hospital CEO

Oct. 22, 2020—Kevin Churchwell, MD, former chief executive officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital, effective March 31, 2021.

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VUMC lauded for health care equality efforts

Sep. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has once again been named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

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Adaptability, masks, diversity and more takeaways from Leadership Assembly

Aug. 13, 2020—People are the engine that’s kept Vanderbilt University Medical Center moving forward — and setting the tone for the region on best pandemic mitigation practices — leaders said in a virtual Leadership Assembly, a new channel that is itself reflective of life and work in the pandemic era.

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