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Griffin, Sergent honored for their contributions to diversity, inclusion

Aug. 26, 2021—Marie Griffin, MD, MPH, and John Sergent, MD, were recognized for their contributions to diversity and inclusion during a portrait unveiling ceremony sponsored by the Office of Diversity Affairs.

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Churchwell, Creech, Wilkins among NBJ award winners

Aug. 18, 2021—Three leaders of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community are among the winners of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Innovation awards.

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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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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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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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Message from Dr. Jeff Balser about recognizing the need for change and stepping up at a pivotal moment in history

Jun. 19, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser talks about how VUMC has responded to the COVID  pandemic, how our institution can help our region work toward a healthier and more just future, and how each of us at VUMC can make our voices heard as we build that future together.

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Transcript: Dr. Jeff Balser on recognizing the need for change and stepping up at a pivotal moment in history

Jun. 19, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser talks about how VUMC has responded to the COVID  pandemic, how our institution can help our region work toward a healthier and more just future, and how each of us at VUMC can make our voices heard as we build that future together.

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Second forum on diversity and inclusion to be held June 23

Jun. 17, 2020—The next virtual forum on diversity and inclusion for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community will be held from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23.

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Online forum on diversity and inclusion attracts more than 750 from VUMC community

Jun. 11, 2020—Led by André Churchwell, MD, Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Vanderbilt University and Chief Diversity Officer at VUMC, the hour-long conversation, spurred by the nation grappling with the death of George Floyd and other black Americans, was meant to encourage members of the VUMC community to discuss racism and unconscious bias, and offer an opportunity to support and engage with each other during this particularly difficult time.

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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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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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