Education & Training

Department of Radiology to host third annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week

The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt is set to host its third annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Week Oct. 23-27

Sage Davis, 4, observes microbial “snakes” and “space bears” (tardigrades) under the microscope with his parents, Corinne and Gerald.

Educational event zooms in on complex world of microbes

More than 100 children and their families attended the sixth annual MEGAMicrobe community science recently at Gower Elementary School in Nashville.

New graduate student Kaitlyn Gallagher, right, is all smiles after Kathy Gould, PhD, senior associate dean for Biomedical Research Education and Training, helps her into her lab coat. Admitted to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP) in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Gallagher was among 117 new PhD students welcomed during the recent ceremony in Langford Auditorium. (All photos by Erin O. Smith)

‘Simple Beginnings’ ceremony welcomes doctoral students

“Simple Beginnings” is Vanderbilt University’s annual ceremony that welcomes each new class of doctoral students in the biomedical and biological sciences.

Children had a field day on Oct. 19 exploring with Vanderbilt scientists the “great big world of tiny microbes” — bacteria, viruses and other germs. The third annual MEGAMicrobe event, hosted by the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4), was held at Granbery Elementary School in Brentwood. MEGAMicrobe’s goal is to make science fun and accessible. For more information, go here.

Free MEGAMicrobe interactive event set for Sept. 23

MEGAMicrobe, a free exploration of the world of microbes, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Gower Elementary School.

Saralyn Williams named associate dean for Faculty Affairs for VUSM

Saralyn Williams, MD, has been named associate dean for Faculty Affairs for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Donald Brady, MD, left, helps helps Godwin Emeka put on his white coat. (all photos by Susan Urmy)

White Coat Ceremony welcomes new School of Medicine students

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine recently welcomed 96 first-year students during its annual White Coat Ceremony, marking the students’ journeys to becoming physicians and physician-scientists.

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