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





Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, Jan 16, 2023




Black History Month


Women's History Month

Athletic Trainer's Month

Doctor's Day: Thursday, March 30, 2023


Administrative Professionals Day: Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Earth Day: Saturday, April 22, 2023

Arbor Day: Friday, April 28, 2023


National Nurses Week: May 6 - 12, 2023

Mother's Day: Sunday, May 14, 2023

Memorial Day: Monday, May 30, 2022




Pride Month

Juneteenth Day: Saturday, June 19, 2022

Father's Day: Saturday, June 19, 2022




One Voice Day: Tuesday, July 26, 2022




Women's Equality Day: Friday, August 26, 2022 




Labor Day: Monday, September 5, 2022

Start of National Hispanic Heritage Month: Thursday, September 15, 2022


Physical Therapy Month

End of National Hispanic Heritage Month: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Physician's Assistant Week: October 6-12, 2022

Indigenous Peoples' Day: Monday, October 10, 2022


National Adoption Month

National Nurse Practitioner's Week: November 13-19, 2022

Veteran's Day: Monday, November 11, 2022




Human Rights Day: Saturday, December 10, 2022

Journal Club

Meets Monthly
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

Leadership Team

Co-chairs: Mary Duvanich and Nicholas (Nick) Blackmon

Recorder: Diana Arcuri