VHVI Diversity and Inclusion
Our mission is to foster a collaborative and diverse environment that promotes professional growth and provides compassionate and equitable patient care.
- We will build a collaborative team that reflects the diversity of the community and the patient populations that we serve.
- We will promote diversity of thought and process in all areas of education, research and patient care.
- We will provide educational content and resources to promote recognition and minimization of health care disparities.
- We will recognize and award individuals and teams that promote changes that focus on equity and diversity within our division.
VHVI Diversity Liaisons:
Cardiology Grand Rounds: Available through the VUMC Learning Exchange, Cardiology Grand Rounds
- September 1, 2021: Quinn Capers, IV, MD: Diversity Enhancement in Medicine Requires the Right Tools
- September 8, 2021: Karen E. Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH: The Role of Health Policy in Improving Equity and Outcomes in Cardiology
- February 2, 2022: Michelle Albert, MD: Fred Ownby Lecture: Diversity in Our Work Force
- October 1, 2021: Francesca Duncan, MD: Responding to Racism, Discrimination and Microaggressions in Academic Medicine
- Spring 2022: Del Ray Zimmerman: LBGTQ Care in the Vanderbilt Community
VHVI Faculty and Fellow Book Club
- January 14, 2022 at noon, Emmanuel Acho: “Difficult Conversations with a Black Man”
Diversity and Inclusion Resources:
- “The Making of Asian America: A History”: Erika Lee
- “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race”: Beverly Daniel Tatum
- “Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgements in Our Daily Lives”: Howard J. Ross
Podcasts and Documentaries:
- This is an example of how prejudice and microaggressions can lead to an enormous macroaggression:
New York Times Opinion: “Almost Famous: The Silent Pulse of the Universe” by Ben Proudfoot
- Excellent review of Critical Race Theory:
- Underrepresentation of Minorities in Clinical Trials and Guidelines: