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Video: Dr. Jeff Balser announces a new anti-racism task force and gives an update on VUMC’s leadership role in the COVID-19 battle

Sep. 22, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser talks about dealing with the various challenges that are critical to the well-being of our VUMC community and our world, including racial equality efforts and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Transcript: Dr. Jeff Balser announces a new anti-racism task force and gives an update on VUMC’s leadership role in the COVID-19 battle

Sep. 22, 2020—Dr. Jeff Balser talks about dealing with the various challenges that are critical to the well-being of our VUMC community and our world, including racial equality efforts and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Racial Equity Task Force members named

Sep. 22, 2020—More than 30 staff, students, and faculty have been named to the recently announced Racial Equity Task Force, a key component of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s plan to address racial inequities.

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Group’s efforts lead to removal of race as a variable in common test of kidney function

Jul. 13, 2020—A group of Vanderbilt students, residents and faculty — connected through their passion for health equity — have identified and worked together to rectify longstanding concerns about the inappropriate use of race as a variable in the calculation of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), which estimates a patient’s level of kidney function and helps determine the stage of kidney disease.

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Racial Equity Task Force co-chairs named

Jul. 13, 2020—Three co-chairs have been named to lead a new Racial Equity Task Force, which is charged with identifying barriers to and opportunities for achieving racial equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM).

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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