Carol Etherington, MSN, R.N., VIGH associate director of Community Health Initiatives and associate professor of Nursing was presented with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award on Monday during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day lecture hosted by Vanderbilt University's School of Medicine and School of Nursing.
Each year the award is presented to a Vanderbilt faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or the Medical Center who emulates King’s principles through his or her work.
Etherington was recognized for her life's work of serving, teaching and mentoring. As a healthcare practitioner, she aids the underserved, supports victims of violence, and gives a voice to vulnerable populations. In addition, she teaches and mentors interdisciplinary groups of undergraduate and graduate students in community and global health.
L to R: Andre L. Churchwell, MD, Reverend Kenneth S. Robinson, MD, Jana Lauderdale, PhD, RN and Carol Etherington, MSN, RN (photo by John Russell)
The Martin Luther King Jr. lecture is presented by Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing and School of Medicine in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series.
After the MLK Award was presented, the Reverend Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D. delivered the keynote address entitled, MLK Day: A View from the 21st Century Pulpit.