Sep. 30, 2021—This summer’s annual orientation for new interns, residents and fellows included a bold new discussion about the history of racism in Nashville and at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as topics on health equity and anti-racism in medical practice.
Nov. 2, 2020—Nearly 100 people took part in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Black Lives Day of Commitment last week.
Jun. 30, 2020—By Bill Snyder One month after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis while in police custody, the conversation about racism and the impact of Floyd’s death continues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Adding to a growing number of town halls, departmental forums and small group meetings, a second virtual, enterprise-wide panel discussion was held...
Jun. 11, 2020—Led by André Churchwell, MD, Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Vanderbilt University and Chief Diversity Officer at VUMC, the hour-long conversation, spurred by the nation grappling with the death of George Floyd and other black Americans, was meant to encourage members of the VUMC community to discuss racism and unconscious bias, and offer an opportunity to support and engage with each other during this particularly difficult time.
Jun. 10, 2020—The nation is now focused on the deaths of black citizens in police custody but systemic racism permeates every facet of American society including health care, according to panelists who participated in a webinar presented last week by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Health Equity.