Vanderbilt Radiology Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week 2022

Second Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week

The Department of Radiology's second annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week will take place September 12-16, 2022.

A joint effort of the department's Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Vanderbilt Radiology Health Equity initiatives, the week will be comprised of a combination of five live presentations (in person and Zoom) which will also be streamed via Zoom.

You must register for these events. Please sign up here with an official institution-issued email address.

CME credit will be awarded for those in attendance.


Monday, September 12, 2022

"Radiologists: There is Something Else to See"

V. Joy Simmons, MD

V. Joy Simmons, MD

Partner Emeritus, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Physician: Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA - Read bio here.


Tuesday, September 13, 2022

"Gaslighting: The Hidden Deterrent of Diversity in Medicine"

Shenelle N. Wilson, MD

Shenelle N. Wilson, MD

Founder & CEO, Urology Unbound, Atlanta, GA - Read bio here.


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

"Consideration for Caring for LGBTQ Patients and Families"

Del Ray Zimmerman, MD

Del Ray Zimmerman

Director, Office for Diversity Affairs and LGBTQ Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN - Read bio here.


Thursday, September 15, 2022

"The Racial and Social Justice Book Club: Origins, Implementation and Future Directions"

Kemi Babagbemi, MD, FACR

Kemi Babagbemi, MD, FACR

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology, Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Weill Cornell Medicine Radiology, New York, NY - Read bio here.


Friday, September 16, 2022

"Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues in Health Care Organizations"

Mark A. Cohen

Mark A. Cohen, PhD

Justin Potter Professor of American Competitive Enterprise & Professor of Law, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN - Read bio here.


Leadership Team

Andrea Birch, MD

Andrea Birch, MD

Professor of Radiology
Director, Diversity and Inclusion
Department of Radiology  

Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH

Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Radiology
Vice Chair of Health Equity
Director, Women in Radiology
Associate Director, Diversity and Inclusion
Department of Radiology  

Marques Bradshaw, MD, MSCR

Marques Bradshaw, MD, MSCR

Associate Professor of Radiology
Vice Chair of Diversity Affairs
Department of Radiology