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Barnett honored by AHA for minority student advocacy

Jun. 29, 2017—Joey Barnett, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt and director of the Office of Medical Student Research, has received the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Louis B. Russell Jr. Memorial Award for his efforts as an advocate for the career advancement of minority students and trainees in cardiovascular science, and for increased representation of underserved communities among the AHA volunteer base.

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New internship programs set to benefit diverse group of students

Jun. 8, 2017—This summer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will be the site for two internship programs geared to connect diverse students interested in health care.

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‘I See Me’ film seminar to engage black teen boys

May. 16, 2017—Gilman Whiting, whose areas of research include psycho-social educational resilience, race and fatherhood initiatives will co-lead a Belcourt Theatre film series for black teenage boys.

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Anderson, Vanderbilt recognized for leadership in diversity

May. 5, 2017—The Nashville Bar Association has recognized Vice Chancellor, General Counsel and University Secretary Audrey J. Anderson and Vanderbilt University with its highest honor, the Leadership Award, for leadership in diversity.

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Health care, research and Latino populations subject of lecture May 11

May. 2, 2017—Nilda Peragallo Montano, dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak on culturally appropriate ways for practitioners and researchers to reach out to and work with Latino subjects. The lecture will be Thursday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in Godchaux Nursing Annex, Room 161.

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Vanderbilt, peer institutions file new amicus brief opposing travel ban

Apr. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt joined 29 other top universities in filing a joint amicus brief April 20 urging the U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold the injunction against the Trump administration's travel ban.

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National diversity expert speaks May 3 on going beyond rhetoric of equity and opportunity

Apr. 19, 2017—Rumay Alexander, interim chief diversity officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present a lunchtime lecture on Wednesday, May 3.

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Leaders discuss respecting differences at latest CARE event

Apr. 6, 2017—Sandra Barnes, Vanderbilt University assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, and Arie Nettles, associate professor of clinical pediatrics and director of the Office of Inclusion and Health Equity at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, discussed the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace April 6.

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A message from the Chancellor on university diversity and inclusion efforts

Apr. 6, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos updates the Vanderbilt community regarding the university’s equity, diversity and inclusion efforts.

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Vanderbilt, peer institutions continue opposition of travel ban, file new amicus brief

Apr. 4, 2017—Vanderbilt and 30 of the nation’s other top universities have filed a joint amicus brief urging that the U.S. District Court's preliminary injunction against portions of the latest executive order regarding immigration and refugees be upheld.

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Noble named director of Black Cultural Center, faculty head of Stambaugh House

Mar. 30, 2017—Sociology lecturer Rosevelt Noble has been named director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and a faculty head on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

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Black girlhood as a theological problem focus of Antoinette Brown Lecture

Mar. 21, 2017—Eboni Marshall Turman, a womanist scholar with a strong passion for helping black women rise above gender bias and racism, will deliver the Antoinette Brown Lecture March 23.

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