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VUMC Office for Diversity Affairs Archives

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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Hidden Figures event honors skills, resiliency, ingenuity

Nov. 1, 2018—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office for Diversity Affairs held the second annual Hidden VUMC Figures event Oct. 29 in Light Hall.

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MVA summit seeks to bring more black men into health professions

Oct. 11, 2018—Encouragement, resilience and passion were the key messages at the recent Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) summit for black men interested in health professions titled “Navigating the Pre-Health Path.”

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Nominations sought for Levi Watkins Jr., MD, awards

Sep. 13, 2018—Nominations are being sought for the Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Faculty Award and the Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Student Award.

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Hidden VUMC Figures event set for Oct. 16

Oct. 5, 2017—On Monday, Oct. 16, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Office for Diversity Affairs will present “Hidden VUMC Figures,” a tribute to employees who have made significant long-term contributions to the Medical Center, often behind-the-scenes.

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School of Medicine programs enhancing diversity of applicants

Jul. 27, 2017—For students, summer is typically associated with freedom from schoolwork. But for a handful of future medical school applicants, summertime means hitting the books, conducting research and participating in rounds.

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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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