Office of Diversity Affairs Archives
Griffin, Sergent honored for their contributions to diversity, inclusion
Aug. 26, 2021—Marie Griffin, MD, MPH, and John Sergent, MD, were recognized for their contributions to diversity and inclusion during a portrait unveiling ceremony sponsored by the Office of Diversity Affairs.
Sinkfield named Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Jul. 6, 2021—Kristy Sinkfield, MEd, director of Strategy Development for the Office of Strategy and Innovation, and a 17-year veteran of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion for the Office of Diversity Affairs.
Churchwell to focus on VU diversity roles
May. 6, 2021—André Churchwell, MD, the Levi Watkins Jr. MD Professor, professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and Radiologic Sciences, senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Chief Diversity Officer, will step down from his administrative roles as Chief Diversity Officer and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) on June 30.
Buttons demonstrate wearers’ pronoun use
Mar. 17, 2021—The VUMC Office of Diversity Affairs is making available buttons that employees and students can wear telling what pronouns the wearer uses, or, in one case, a conversation starter that simply says “Ask me about my pronouns!”
Hidden Figures event shines spotlight on unsung VUMC heroes
Nov. 4, 2020—by Kathy Whitney The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Diversity Affairs held its fourth annual Hidden VUMC Figures event on Nov. 2, honoring four employees for their decades-long, behind-the scenes service to the Medical Center. André Churchwell, MD, Chief Diversity Officer, welcomed those watching the ceremony via Zoom and the honorees who were invited...