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Johnson recounts lessons from parents, Watkins

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.”

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Johnson set to deliver next week’s Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture

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.

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Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture is Oct. 11

Sep. 26, 2016—Dr. Kevin B. Johnson will deliver the 15th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The event will begin at noon in Light Hall, Room 208.

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Nominations sought for Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Student Awards

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.

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Save the date: 2016 Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture set for Oct. 11

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.

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Watkins, Neuzil named VUSM Distinguished Alumni

Mar. 17, 2016—The late Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., and Kathleen Neuzil, M.D., MPH, have been named the 2016 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

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Myers delivers annual lecture inspired by Watkins’ legacy

Oct. 22, 2015—Woodrow Myers, M.D., MBA, CEO of Corizon Health, delivered the 14th annual Levi Watkins Jr. M.D. Lecture.

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Myers set as keynote speaker for Oct. 13 Levi Watkins Jr. 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.

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Nominations sought for Levi Watkins Jr. faculty and student awards

Aug. 14, 2015—Time to nominate faculty and students who foster a more diverse environment at Vanderbilt.

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Watkins memorialized with establishment of new chair

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...

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Watkins memorial service to be April 30

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.

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Levi Watkins Jr., medical pioneer and champion of racial equality, dies

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.

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