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MLK lecture celebrates values of diversity, inclusion

Jan. 18, 2018—André Churchwell, MD, greeted those gathered in Light Hall for Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture with a reminder that his father, Robert, gave the first such lecture at Vanderbilt 17 years ago.

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Students and faculty experience what life is like when you’re poor

Aug. 25, 2017—Health care providers, community leaders, and faculty and students from the School of Nursing and other area universities explored the challenges of poverty during a recent simulation pilot project.

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Six recognized during Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 7, 2017—Six faculty members were recognized for their teaching, research and service at the annual Spring Faculty Assembly April 6.

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MLK lecturer sees teamwork as crucial to health care diversity

Jan. 19, 2017—David Gordon, M.D., dean of the University of Akron College of Health Professions, gave the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Monday at Vanderbilt, touching on the theme of teamwork as it relates to health care diversity.

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Hill to convene first meeting of Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Council on diversity, equity and inclusion

Mar. 4, 2016—Eleven faculty members from across campus have been invited to serve on the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Council, which will provide input to George Hill, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity offer.

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MLK lecturer highlights the power of perseverance

Jan. 21, 2016—As a child in Africa, Rita Adeniran, DNP, R.N., had never heard of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Members named to Academic Strategic Plan committees

Oct. 27, 2014—Two committees tasked with fleshing out key initiatives in Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan are now staffed and ready to begin work.

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Events honor King’s call to dream, serve, inspire

Jan. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center honored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with, among other events, a lecture by UCLA Nursing School Dean Courtney Lyder, N.D., Sc.D., and presentation of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. award.

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