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

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented Monday, Jan. 17, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who truly emulates the principles of King through their work. This service can be in areas related to creating a better understanding among people of different cultures, working to enhance the economic and health status of individuals, and/or fostering a diverse and inclusive community at Vanderbilt symbolic of King’s teachings.

The award will be presented at the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture during the MLK celebration. A committee of individuals from the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing will judge the award.

Please nominate someone you know for their special contributions to Vanderbilt.  Include in your packet:

  • your name and email;
  • the nominee’s name, email and department;
  • and a statement on why you are nominating this individual.

The nomination deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Please submit your nominee packet to:

Lashonda Moore, program manager, Office for Diversity Affairs, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, at