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Watkins Lecture highlights diversity, equity, inclusion efforts

Oct. 27, 2022—The 21st annual Levi Watkins Jr. MD Lecture recognized the contributions of several Vanderbilt faculty, trainees and students who have made contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Minority patients less likely to have amyloid plaques necessary for Alzheimer’s treatments

Oct. 3, 2022—Fewer Black, Hispanic and Asian patients meet biomarker qualifications for landmark treatments that may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by targeting amyloid plaques, according to new findings published in JAMA Neurology.

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DEI Climate Survey deadline extended to Oct. 4

Sep. 26, 2022—The deadline for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Survey has been extended until Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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Self named co-principal investigator of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award

Sep. 22, 2022—Wesley Self, MD, MPH, a physician-scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named co-principal investigator (co-PI) of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).  

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VUMC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Survey Opens Next Week

Sep. 2, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Survey opens to the VUMC Community Sept. 13, and is the latest step toward cultivating an inclusive, respectful VUMC environment.

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Supporting ‘Team VUMC’: Leadership Assembly Highlights

Aug. 12, 2022—Growth across both Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the communities it serves spotlights the need to bolster collaboration and communication to efficiently provide care to patients and ensure well-being of the workforce, Medical Center leaders said during streaming of the August 2022 Leadership Assembly.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day to become official VUMC holiday in 2023

Jul. 25, 2022—Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be recognized as an official institutional holiday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center beginning Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.

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VUMC partners with Yale and Morehouse Schools of Medicine, industry organizations to increase diversity in clinical trials

Jul. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt is partnering with Yale School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Research Centers in Minority Institutions Coordinating Center at the Morehouse School of Medicine in an initiative aimed at increasing diversity in clinical trials and addressing systemic barriers to participation by communities of color.

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VUMC to participate in AMA effort to advance equitable quality & safety in patient care

May. 23, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a learning network designed to help hospital systems apply an equity lens to all aspects of quality and safety practices – with a goal of improving health outcomes for historically marginalized populations.

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Leadership Assembly: Embarking on a transformational racial equity plan

May. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders are launching a transformational effort to foster an inclusive environment to ensure people at all levels of the organization experience a welcoming environment where everyone can thrive.

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Major grant renewal to provide five more years of support for VICTR

Apr. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has competed successfully for a third renewal of its Clinical and Translational Science Award by the National Institutes of Health.

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

Mar. 14, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Medicine has announced a $1 million endowment dedicated to the department’s efforts in diversity and inclusion.

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