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Medical Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion Archives

Shana Alford named director of Evaluation and Equity

Jul. 5, 2023—Public health researcher Shana Alford has joined VUMC as director of Evaluation and Equity. This position, which spans the Office of Health Equity and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, was created as part of VUMC’s Racial Equity Plan.

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VUMC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Survey Opens Next Week

Sep. 2, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Survey opens to the VUMC Community Sept. 13, and is the latest step toward cultivating an inclusive, respectful VUMC environment.

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MLK lecture celebrates diversity, inclusion, equity

Jan. 22, 2020—The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture was held on Monday and for the third year commenced with the United Voices of Vanderbilt choir’s stirring medley of inspirational songs.

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Second annual Hidden VUMC Figures event set for Oct. 29

Oct. 24, 2018—On Monday, Oct. 29, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office for Diversity Affairs will present the second annual “Hidden VUMC Figures” event — a tribute to employees who have made significant long-term contributions to the Medical Center, often behind the scenes.

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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.

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Unconscious bias training for managers launched

Apr. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion has formally launched training for managers to support the Medical Center’s strategic direction to “Make Diversity and Inclusion Intentional.” The first training for this initiative is Unconscious Bias for Healthcare Professionals.

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