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Remembering Levi Watkins Jr.

Apr. 13, 2015—Andre Churchwell, M.D., George Hill, Ph.D., Kevin Johnson, M.D., and John Tarpley, M.D., reflect on the life and legacy of Levi Watkins Jr., M.D.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., pioneer of medicine and champion of racial equality

Apr. 13, 2015—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), died Saturday from complications after suffering a stroke. He was 70.

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DeBaun’s Levi Watkins Lecture highlights the power of purpose

Oct. 16, 2014—Throughout his career in medicine, Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., has found moments to fight the status quo.

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Vanderbilt’s DeBaun to deliver annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture

Oct. 9, 2014—Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., J.C. Peterson Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Vanderbilt, will be the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture.

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Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture to feature DeBaun

Aug. 15, 2014—The Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture will be held Oct. 14, featuring keynote speaker Michael R. DeBaun.

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Watkins lecturer reminds that medicine is all about caring

Oct. 17, 2013—It's all about the patient. That's the message Talmadge King Jr., M.D., the Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), shared with students, physicians, administrators and researchers during Wednesday’s Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture on Diversity in Medical Education.

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UCSF’s King to deliver annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture

Oct. 3, 2013—Talmadge King Jr., M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, will deliver Vanderbilt University School of Medicine's 12th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in 208 Light Hall.

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Nominations sought for Levi Watkins Jr. awards for students, faculty

Sep. 4, 2013—Nominations for the Levi Watkins Jr. Student Award and the Levi Watkins Jr. Faculty Award are now being accepted through Sept. 24. The Levi Watkins Jr. Student Award is 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...

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Speaker urges students, faculty to continue diversity-related efforts

Oct. 25, 2012—Alvin Poussaint, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and faculty associate dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School, said the appearance of more diversity in medical schools is evidence of progress, but he cautions that the issue is more complicated than ever.

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Harvard’s Poussaint to deliver Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture

Oct. 8, 2012—Alvin Poussaint, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and faculty associate dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School, will deliver Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s 11th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in 208 Light Hall.

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