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VUMC Office for Diversity Affairs Archives

VUMC again named a Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality

Mar. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named a Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

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Churchwell looking forward to transition, new challenges

May. 19, 2021—André Churchwell, MD, has worn many hats — literally and figuratively — during his 30-year association with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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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.

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VUMC’s Black Lives Day of Commitment makes an impact

Nov. 2, 2020—Nearly 100 people took part in Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Black Lives Day of Commitment last week.

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VUMC Hidden Figures event set for Nov. 2

Oct. 22, 2020—The fourth annual Hidden VUMC Figures event will take place via Zoom at noon on Monday, Nov. 2.

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VUMC named among Top Hospitals for Diversity in nation

Mar. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was named among the 2019 Top Hospitals for Diversity by BlackDoctor.org (BDO), an online source of health and wellness information.

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Portraits honor education, science, medicine pioneers

Dec. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine honored two pioneers for their historic contributions to education, science and medicine during a formal portrait unveiling at Langford Auditorium this week.

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Nominate a faculty or staff member for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

Dec. 18, 2019—The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award will be presented Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, or Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her work.

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Hidden Figures tribute set for Nov. 4

Oct. 24, 2019—On Wednesday, Nov. 4, VUMC's Office for Diversity Affairs will present the third 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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MLK Lecture focuses on diversity, inclusion, equity and responsibility

Jan. 22, 2019—The 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture was held on Monday and commenced with the United Voices of Vanderbilt choir’s stirring rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

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Event honors pioneers in education, science and medicine

Jan. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) honored six pioneers for their historic contributions to education, science and medicine during a formal portrait unveiling at Langford Auditorium Dec. 17, 2018. The event, hosted by the Office of Diversity Affairs, was held as part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Nominations sought for annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Dec. 13, 2018—Nominations are being accepted for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, which will be presented Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Medical Center who emulates through his or her work the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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