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




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

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.

Journal Club

Featured Book

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Previous featured books:

Gender: Your Guide by Lee Airton, PhD

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

Past Dates of Recognition Archive

Below you can find the information from past months and their days of recognition. This will include graphics and facts about these dates for everyone to look back on.


  • Pride 2022

    Pride timeline

    Pride dates


    Juneteenth Facts

    Juneteenth History