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VUSM student lands award from AMA

Jan. 24, 2013—Kristen Eckstrand, an M.D./Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation’s 2013 Leadership Award.

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Nominate medical faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 30, 2012—Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her...

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Nominate medical faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 14, 2012—Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her work. A nominee’s service...

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New committee will increase veteran outreach for jobs at Vanderbilt

Nov. 12, 2012—With the start of 2013, Vanderbilt’s Talent Acquisition team will be reaching out to more veterans and military spouses. This move is a result of a new task force led by Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability (EAD) Services. The Veteran Employment Transition and Support (VETS) committee will work to increase outreach...

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Speaker urges students, faculty to continue diversity-related efforts

Oct. 25, 2012—Alvin Poussaint, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and faculty associate dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School, said the appearance of more diversity in medical schools is evidence of progress, but he cautions that the issue is more complicated than ever.

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New partnership supports recruitment of women for tech jobs

Sep. 5, 2012—by Joan Brasher Vanderbilt’s commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce took another step forward recently when Human Resources officially partnered with Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT). The organization was founded 13 years ago by a small group of technology-minded leaders in the Nashville area with the mission to “empower women in technology through education,...

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Diversity aided mammals’ survival over deep time

Apr. 23, 2012—The first study of how mammals in North America adapted to climate change in “deep time” found that taxonomical families with greater diversity were more stable and maintained larger ranges than less diverse families.

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Milner presented AACTE Outstanding Book Award

Feb. 6, 2012—Peabody’s Rich Milner has been awarded the Outstanding Book Award by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

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Fall 2011 International Lens schedule announced

Sep. 7, 2011—The eighth season of International Lens opens Sept. 7 with Musica Campesina, a feature film directed by Alberto Fuguet while he was a visiting professor on campus in 2009.

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Renowned spine surgeon to deliver VUSM Dean’s Lecture

Aug. 23, 2011—The lecture will explore "What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would want us to know about health care disparities."

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Music, prizes at Business Diversity Supplier Fair

Apr. 19, 2011—Vanderbilt University Procurement Services will sponsor its 16th Business Diversity Supplier Fair Thursday, April 21.

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Preparing teachers for diversity

Apr. 5, 2011—Research from Peabody College faculty members Donna Ford and Rich Milner is featured in the latest volume released by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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