Division of Clinical Pharmacology

Diversity and Inclusion

The Division of Clinical Pharmacology is committed to fostering a culture that promotes and supports the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Department of Medicine. Drs. Annet Kirabo and Rachelle Johnson represent the division as Diversity Liaisons for the department’s Diversity Liaison Committee. Together, they coordinate division-specific diversity initiatives, including grand rounds, unconscious bias and anti-racism training, as well as an outreach program that sends graduate student volunteers into elementary schools with predominantly underrepresented populations to work on STEM-related projects. The division has also compiled a library of books related anti-racism that is available for all Medicine faculty and trainees.

Featured Activities and Projects
  • Jan. 24, 2023 Division Grand Rounds: “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Address Cardiovascular Health Disparities” by Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, MD, MPH, FAHA, chief of Social Determinants of Obesity and Cardiovascular Rick Laboratory, Cardiovascular Branch, DIR, NHLBI
  • Dr. Annet Kirabo participated in the Black in Cardio panel discussion, “Being a Scientist in the Social Media Era,” at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions
Diversity-related Publications
Vanderbilt DEI Resources

Diversity Liaisons

Rachelle Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Annet Kirabo, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine