Levi Watkins Jr. Archives
Oct. 13, 2016—As the guest speaker for the 15th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture, Kevin Johnson, M.D., M.S., provided an energetic and entertaining overview of how his personal and professional accomplishments were influenced by “Lessons and Other Things My Parents Didn’t Teach Me.”
Oct. 6, 2016—Kevin Johnson, M.D., M.S., Senior Vice President for Health Information Technology, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics and professor of Pediatrics, will be the keynote speaker at the 15th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture.
Sep. 5, 2016—Nominations are being sought for the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Student Awards, presented annually to at least one graduate student and one medical student associated with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who have made outstanding contributions to the institution by fostering a more diverse environment.
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.
Oct. 22, 2015—Woodrow Myers, M.D., MBA, CEO of Corizon Health, delivered the 14th annual Levi Watkins Jr. M.D. Lecture.
Oct. 1, 2015—Woodrow Myers Jr., M.D., chief executive officer of Corizon Health, will be the keynote speaker at the 14th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture.
Aug. 14, 2015—Time to nominate faculty and students who foster a more diverse environment at Vanderbilt.
Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University will establish the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, to be awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, in honor of the 1970 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) who died earlier this month. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos made the announcement April 30 at a...
Apr. 23, 2015—A memorial service celebrating the life of Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., renowned cardiac surgeon, champion of racial equality and diversity, and the first African-American to be admitted to and graduate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), will be held Thursday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at Vanderbilt’s Benton Chapel. Dr. Watkins died April 11.
Apr. 14, 2015—Levi Watkins Jr., a renowned cardiac surgeon, champion of racial equality and diversity, and the first African American to be admitted to and graduate from Vanderbilt's School of Medicine, died Saturday from complications after suffering a stroke.