Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) working group seeks to communicate and promote resources, initiatives, and events across Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University campuses to educate and inform the IMPH community on DEI topics. 

We welcome your input on topics, guest speakers, and events. The DEI working group will facilitate discussions with credentialed moderators to lead activities.

We are committed to raising awareness of the diversity represented at VUMC and VU by building community with our colleagues. 

The DEI calendar includes a range of events. Some events are limited to students or university staff. Please check event websites to confirm.  

Contact the working group here: imphstaffcouncil@vumc.org.

December: Universal Human Rights Month​, HIV/AIDS Awareness Month​ 


September 2023 - Hispanic Heritage Month, National Service Dog Month, National Recovery Month, National Suicide Prevention Month

August 2023 - Antiterrorism Awareness Month, National Civility Month

June 2023 - Pride Month, PTSD Awareness Month, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Black Music Month, National Caribbean American Heritage Month

April 2023 - Arab American Heritage Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Autism Acceptance Month, Celebrate Diversity Month, Earth Month, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Volunteer Month, Month of the Military Child, Military Saves Month

February 2023 - Black History Month

January 2023 - MLK Day, Poverty in America Awareness Month

December 2022 DEI - Universal Human Rights Month & HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

November 2022 - Diabetes Awareness Month and National Native American, American Indian, and Alaskan Native Heritage Month

September 2022 - Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month and National Suicide Prevention Month

August 2022 - Women's Equality, Antiterrorism Awareness Month, and National Civility Month

Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month

Amplifying AAPI Voices: A VUMC Virtual Storytelling Event 

Women's History Month

Virtual Panel Discussion: Women Leaders in Public Health
March 25 | noon to 1:00 p.m.
Contact Marine Ghulyan for Zoom details for this online event. 

Black History Month News

2022 VUMC Black History Month Events

The Black Cultural Center Events

Vanderbilt to celebrate Black History Month with events throughout February

Vanderbilt Divinity School highlights works by Nashville portrait artist Donna Woodley for Black History Month
Online February 1-25, Virtual opening & gallery talk Feb 1 at 6PM