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Levi Watkins Jr. MD Lecture honors contributors to diversity, equity and inclusion

Oct. 27, 2023—The Levi Watkins Jr. MD Lecture honored the first African American to graduate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and recognized the contributions of several Vanderbilt faculty, trainees and students who have made contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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VUMC to help engage more study participants in research decisions

Oct. 25, 2023—The All of Us Engagement Core at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is helping make human research more equitable, inclusive and stronger to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness through genomic and precision medicine.

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VUMC receives $51 million in NIH grants to improve efficiency of conducting clinical trials across the US

Aug. 9, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have been awarded two five-year federal grants totaling $51 million to harness new and existing approaches for boosting recruitment and removing roadblocks to the efficiency of conducting clinical trials throughout the country.

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Shana Alford named director of Evaluation and Equity

Jul. 5, 2023—Public health researcher Shana Alford has joined VUMC as director of Evaluation and Equity. This position, which spans the Office of Health Equity and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, was created as part of VUMC’s Racial Equity Plan.

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

Jun. 21, 2023—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.

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New ‘PoRT’ scale rebalances burden of initiating trust in science

May. 10, 2023—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led team has developed a scale to measure trustworthiness in biomedical research among minority populations.

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Wilkins appointed to National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee for Unequal Treatment Revisited

Feb. 16, 2023—Vanderbilt's Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) committee for Unequal Treatment Revisited.

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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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