Jun. 8, 2017—This summer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will be the site for two internship programs geared to connect diverse students interested in health care.
May. 2, 2017—Nilda Peragallo Montano, dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak on culturally appropriate ways for practitioners and researchers to reach out to and work with Latino subjects. The lecture will be Thursday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in Godchaux Nursing Annex, Room 161.
Vanderbilt earns top rankings, including a No. 1, for successful minority recruitment in master’s and Ph.D. programs
Dec. 12, 2016—"Diverse: Issues In Higher Education" has ranked Vanderbilt University No. 1 in the country for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to African Americans in the biological and biomedical sciences.
Dec. 1, 2016—André Churchwell, M.D., Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and Traci Nordberg, J.D., Chief Human Resources Officer, hosted a Diversity & Inclusion welcome event on Nov. 18 in which Churchwell discussed his vision for the Office for Diversity Affairs and the strategic planning necessary to make diversity and inclusion intentional throughout the Medical Center.
Sep. 15, 2016—Diversity. Inclusion. Excellence. Innovation. You can’t have one without the others.
Sep. 1, 2016—The importance of diversity and inclusion to medical and graduate education and research will be discussed on Sept. 8 during the first Flexner Discovery Lecture of the 2016-2017 academic year.
Aug. 5, 2016—The 15th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture will be held Oct. 11. This year marks 50 years since Watkins entered Vanderbilt University Medical School—a milestone in the life of the school that will be celebrated during this year’s event.
Jul. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) held a Memorial Service for Recent Victims of Violence in America and the World on Wednesday to give faculty, staff and students an opportunity to reflect and share their thoughts and feelings about recent national events that have resulted in violent and senseless deaths.
Jul. 15, 2016—Dr. Andre Churchwell has been named to the newly created role of chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In this role, he will continue to oversee the Office for Diversity Affairs in the School of Medicine while also engaging with other leaders across VUMC to create new opportunities for increasing diversity and inclusion.
May. 19, 2016—The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, which supports minority STEM graduate students, is the subject of a feature story in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Apr. 7, 2016—The number of black students applying to medical schools across the country is decreasing. Of particular concern is the reduced number of black males going into medicine. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine wants to change that trend.