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Andre Churchwell Archives

VUMC named among Top Hospitals for Diversity in nation

Mar. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was named among the 2019 Top Hospitals for Diversity by BlackDoctor.org (BDO), an online source of health and wellness information.

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Hall of Fame company

Feb. 7, 2020—Hall of Fame wide receiver Raymond Berry wore a tie honoring VUMC when he was named to the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team and was recognized at the Super Bowl in Miami on Feb. 2.

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Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance celebrates 20 years of collaboration

Nov. 20, 2019—In 1999 Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced the establishment of a formal alliance to enhance the educational, scientific and clinical programs at and between both institutions.

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Watkins’ niece Garraway discusses research, family ties

Oct. 9, 2019—UCLA's Isla Garraway, MD, PhD, delivered Tuesday's Levi Watkins Jr., MD Lecture.

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VUMC receives grant for opioid education training

Aug. 29, 2019—The AAMC Opioid Education Challenge Grant Program has selected five institutions or partnering institutions to receive an award of up to $25,000 each for opioid education training.

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Churchwell named to Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine

Aug. 26, 2019—Andre Churchwell, MD, Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named to the Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine.

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Health disparity for blacks exists within lung screening guidelines

Jun. 27, 2019—  by Tom Wilemon The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines that determine which smokers qualify for CT scans exclude significant numbers of African Americans who develop lung cancer, a health disparity that merits modifications to lung cancer screening criteria, according to a study from Vanderbilt researchers. “Among smokers diagnosed with lung cancer, 32%...

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Churchwell named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief university diversity officer

Jun. 14, 2019—André L. Churchwell, chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for diversity affairs in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University.

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Center for Professional Health celebrates decades of hope, healing

Mar. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Center for Professional Health is one of the institution’s greatest “hidden gems” — but it’s a resource Charlene Dewey, MD, MEd, hopes colleagues within the Medical Center will never need.

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Lecture in honor of first African-American resident, Harold Jordan, to be Feb. 8

Feb. 5, 2019—The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has established a named lecture, the Dr. Harold Jordan Diversity and Inclusion Lecture, named after the first African-American resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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MLK Lecture focuses on diversity, inclusion, equity and responsibility

Jan. 22, 2019—The 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture was held on Monday and commenced with the United Voices of Vanderbilt choir’s stirring rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

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Deas to deliver Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. lecture

Jan. 17, 2019—Deborah Deas, MD, MPH, the Mark and Pam Rubin Dean of the School of Medicine and chief executive officer for Clinical Affairs at the University of California, Riverside, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in conjunction with the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series at Vanderbilt.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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