Welcome from the Senior Associate Dean

churchwella.jpgI am Dr. André Churchwell, a 1975 graduate of Vanderbilt University and the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

On behalf of the Office for Diversity, it is my privilege to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in Vanderbilt University.  Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is actively committed to attracting and maintaining a diversified body of graduates and professional students, residents, and faculty in an environment that is dedicated to excellence.

The School of Medicine’s major strength lies in the quality of its students and faculty.  The school provides a supportive, positive environment in which students are treated equally in their pursuit of excellence.  The students have one of the highest satisfaction rates in the country.

As one of the top medical schools in the country, and in the hospitable city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is the third fastest growing health sciences center in the country in research funding.  Its hospital has been named one of the top 17 and its Children’s Hospital 8th in the country!  There are numerous programs to support all students contributing to the diversity of our student body at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, including the Student National Medical Association and the Alliance for Cultural Diversity in Research, a graduate student organization.

We welcome your inquiries at our institution. You may contact me at (615) 322-7498 or andre.churchwell@vanderbilt.edu. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

André L. Churchwell, MD  [BIO]
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

 

Welcome from the Assistant Dean

Vinson_Kimberly-revised-low(2).jpgI am Dr. Kimberly Vinson, a 2003 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs at VUSM.

I am delighted that you are interested in learning more about the diversity of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  We strive for and value all forms of diversity in our students, house staff, and faculty.  It is this diversity that allows us to provide excellent teaching, patient care, and contributions to medicine through research.

As a graduate of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, former fellow, and the Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs, I am proud to be part of an organization that provides the utmost support for students, residents, and fellows during their training.  I invite you to learn more about our many programs that celebrate diversity and aim to decrease health disparities.

Please feel free to contact me at (615) 322-7498 or kimberly.n.vinson@vanderbilt.edu with any question you may have.

 

 

Sincerely,

Kimberly N. Vinson, M.D.  [BIO]
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine