Levi Watkins Jr. Archives
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.
Lecture reflects on the lives touched by Levi Watkins
Oct. 14, 2021—Levi Watkins Jr., MD, has an enduring legacy as a cardiovascular surgeon, mentor and advocate, and Vanderbilt's John Tarpley, MD, recently shared his reflections about the remarkable impact of his friend and colleague, both on the medical profession and on the lives of others.
Lecture details legacies of Levi Watkins, Vivien Thomas
Oct. 6, 2021—At Tuesday’s Levi Watkins Jr. MD Lecture, George C. Hill, PhD, delivered the keynote address, “Dr. Levi Watkins and Mr. Vivien Thomas: Memories and Lessons Learned from Two Outstanding Lives of Service.”
Annual Levi Watkins Lecture scheduled for Oct. 5
Aug. 26, 2021—The 20th Annual Levi Watkins Jr., MD Lecture is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at noon.
Lecturer shares impact Watkins made on his life
Oct. 7, 2020—The 19th annual Levi Watkins Jr., MD Lecture was held Oct. 6, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Watkins’ graduation from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Watkins, who was the first African American student to attend and graduate from VUSM, died in 2015.
Watkins’ niece Garraway discusses research, family ties
Oct. 9, 2019—UCLA's Isla Garraway, MD, PhD, delivered Tuesday's Levi Watkins Jr., MD Lecture.
Garraway set for Oct. 8 Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Lecture
Sep. 9, 2019—The 18th Annual Levi Watkins Jr., MD Lecture will be held at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in 208 Light Hall. Isla Garraway, MD, PhD, associate professor of Urology and director of research at UCLA, will deliver the lecture.
Watkins lecturer focuses on research, inspirations
Oct. 11, 2018—André Churchwell, MD, welcomed those gathered at the 17th Annual Levi Watkins Jr., MD Lecture on Tuesday with a reminder of who they were honoring and why.
Nominations sought for Levi Watkins Jr., MD, awards
Sep. 13, 2018—Nominations are being sought for the Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Faculty Award and the Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Student Award.
Garraway details family’s key role in shaping career path
Oct. 12, 2017—As the guest speaker for the 16th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture, Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., outlined the influence his family had on his storied career, particularly the impact of his uncle, for whom the lecture is named.
16th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture set for Oct. 10
Sep. 13, 2017—Dr. Levi Garraway, senior vice president for global development and medical affairs for Lilly Oncology, will present the 16th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture Oct. 10.
Nominations sought for Levi Watkins awards; annual Levi Watkins lecture set for Oct. 10
Aug. 11, 2017—The School of Medicine announces the date of the 16th Annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture and also seeks nominations for the annual faculty and student awards named in his honor.