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Vanderbilt Heart (VHVI) holds Town Hall regarding COVID-19

May 6, 2020

On May 5, Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute invited Middle Tennessee community cardiologists and primary care clinicians to meet via Zoom for a one-hour forum regarding the coronavirus and heart and vascular care: Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic. A panel of VHVI physicians provided an overview of the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in our region, examined the correlation between COVID-19 and the heart and discussed Vanderbilt’s role in vaccine research and innovation.  

Vinson named associate dean for diversity affairs

Barry Noland
May 4, 2020

Kimberly Vinson, MD, associate professor of Otolaryngology and former Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs, has been appointed to the position of Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her appointment was effective April 18, 2020. In this role, Vinson will continue to report to Andre Churchwell, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs for VUSM and Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Upcoming Trans Buddy Volunteer Training

LGBTQ Health
December 20, 2019

The Program for LGBTQ Health's Trans Buddy Program is focused on empowering transgender patients by providing emotional support during health care visits. If you are interested in becoming a Trans Buddy volunteer, the first Trans Buddy training of 2020 will take place on Saturday, January 25. Right now, we are seeking more transgender volunteers.

LGBTQ Activist, VUSM Alumnus, Dr. John Fryer Honored

Kathy Whitney
December 19, 2019

Fryer was an American psychiatrist and gay rights activist. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt in 1962. In 1972, he gave a famed speech to the American Psychiatric Association where he implored its membership to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, and in 1973 it did. Fryer died in 2003. more . . . .