The Orthopaedic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is committed to the intentional recruitment, leadership, and best practice that ensure a welcoming, nurturing and robustly inclusive community where we actively work to mitigate the effects of unconscious bias across all areas of Orthopaedics.

DEI Sponsored Grand Rounds Speakers

September 2021
"Prioritizing Racial Equality and Anti-Racism in Health Care” 
Dr. Consuelo Wilkins

February 2022
Celebration of Black History
“Can We Hit the Pause Button On Diversity?”
Dr. Scott Porter


Pride 2022

Pride timeline

Pride dates


Juneteenth Facts

Juneteenth History




June-July 2022

School Supply Drive – The DEI Committee will be sponsoring a school supply drive to help benefit the Pencil Box and Metro Nashville Public School Teachers. Supplies will be collected during June and July from a curated Amazon list linked above. Please make sure to click on "Diana Arcuri's Gift Registry Address" to ship directly to our MCE front office. Donations or supplies can be dropped off with Diana Arcuri or Lindsay Giglio at the front desk.

November 2022 

Perry Initiative Program Event – Ortho DEI is excited for the opportunity to sponsor this one-day career exploration for young women in high school and medical school that allows for a hands-on introduction to the field of Orthopaedic Surgery and engineering.

For questions please reach out to diana.arcuri@vumc.org

Past Events:

September and October 2021
Partnered with the African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) to support a Local Middle School with their School Supply Drive.

December 2021
DEI Sponsored Department Wide Virtual Bias in Healthcare Training

Journal Club

Featured Book

Gender: Your Guide by Lee Airton, PhD

Previous featured books:

This Chair Rocks by Ashton Applewhite

The Other Wes Moore One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

Caste The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson