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Nominations sought for Levi Watkins awards; annual Levi Watkins lecture set for Oct. 10

Aug. 11, 2017—The School of Medicine announces the date of the 16th Annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture and also seeks nominations for the annual faculty and student awards named in his honor.

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Portrait unveiling honors three medical pioneers

May. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) honored three pioneers for their historic contributions to education, science and medicine during a formal portrait unveiling at Langford Auditorium this week. The event, hosted by the Office of Diversity Affairs, was held as part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Churchwell named to new Chief Diversity Officer role

Jul. 14, 2016—Andre Churchwell, M.D., the Levi Watkins Jr. M.D. Chair, professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs, has been named to serve in the newly created role of Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute director to speak Feb. 25

Feb. 20, 2015—Gary Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), will deliver a special cardiology grand rounds on Wednesday, Feb. 25. His lecture, entitled “Charting Our Future Together: Setting an Agenda for the NHLBI,” begins at noon in 208 Light Hall. Boxed lunches will be served.  The third largest institute at the...

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VUSM’s history of diversity efforts commemorated

Oct. 2, 2014—It has been nearly 50 years since the first black student entered Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), and Vanderbilt has come a long way since then.

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Academic Pediatric Association honors VUMC’s Walls

May. 8, 2014—Morgan Walls, M.D., a second-year resident in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named an Academic Pediatric Association (APA) New Century Scholar.

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Churchwell named to new VUSM diversity post

Jan. 9, 2014—Andre L. Churchwell, M.D., associate dean for Diversity at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been promoted to the new position of senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs.

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