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Health care equity focus of tech design challenge

Apr. 15, 2021—A proposal titled “Capture of Smoking History in EHR for Assessment of Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility” has won the inaugural VCLIC Design Challenge, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC).

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Wilkins outlines COVID-19 health equity lessons to U.S. Senate

Mar. 30, 2021—Using insights from the COVID-19 response, Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, outlined to the U.S. Senate a three-pronged plan to increase health equity by prioritizing trust in communities.

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Rounds: “Simply Unfinished:” Our path to vaccination

Feb. 22, 2021—I was among the millions moved by the poetic words of Amanda Gorman, the National Youth Poet Laureate who spoke so eloquently at the Presidential Inauguration. The many inequities in opportunity ingrained in race and ethnicity have become all the more visible in the COVID-19 pandemic. People of color have shouldered a disproportionate burden of...

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Health equity’s role in pandemic response crucial

Dec. 16, 2020—In March, Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders established a command center on campus to address the myriad issues that the Medical Center would face in the coming days, weeks and months as the COVID-19 pandemic encroached on Tennessee, then Nashville and finally on campus.

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VUMC’s Black Lives Day of Commitment makes an impact

Nov. 2, 2020—Nearly 100 people took part in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Black Lives Day of Commitment last week.

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Computer-based study reveals impact of race on health

Oct. 8, 2020—A computer-based method developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that scans electronic medical records (EMRs) for genetic contributors to disease has been used for the first time to reveal the impact of race on health.

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Video: Dr. Jeff Balser talks about a new plan to eliminate barriers to diversity and inclusion at VUMC

Jul. 8, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser announces the formation of a new Task Force led by the Office of Health Equity representing all areas of VUMC and the School of Medicine charged with identifying ways to eliminate barriers to racial equity through immediate and long-term steps.

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Transcript: Dr. Jeff Balser talks about a new plan to eliminate barriers to diversity and inclusion at VUMC

Jul. 8, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser announces the formation of a new Task Force led by the Office of Health Equity representing all areas of VUMC and the School of Medicine charged with identifying ways to eliminate barriers to racial equity through immediate and long-term steps.

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Spalluto to oversee Radiology’s health equity efforts

Jan. 29, 2020—Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH, has been named the first vice chair of Health Equity in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

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Wilkins named CTSA co-principal investigator

Jan. 16, 2020—Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, has joined Gordon Bernard, MD, as co-principal investigator of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award.

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Wilkins on what health equity is – and isn’t

Jan. 17, 2019—Income, education, access to healthy food and other factors influence a person’s health, so a newly established Office of Health Equity is designed to strengthen Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s programs and ties into networks around the region to improve the underlying elements.

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Wilkins named Vice President for Health Equity

Jan. 17, 2019—Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, associate professor of Medicine and executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, has been named to the newly created positions of Vice President for Health Equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Associate Dean for Health Equity with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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