January 4, 2011

Nominate a Faculty or Staff Member for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented Monday, Jan. 17, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, or Medical Center who truly emulates the principles of Dr. King through his or her work.

This service can be in areas related to creating a better understanding between people of different cultures, working to enhance the economic and health status of individuals, and fostering a community at Vanderbilt symbolic of Dr. King’s teachings.

The award will be presented at the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration. A committee of individuals from the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and Medical Center will serve as judges for the award.

All nominations are due by Friday, Jan. 7, and must include two letters of recommendation, including one from a recipient of the nominee’s actions or service as well as their resume.

For further information please contact Jana Lauderdale, Ph.D., R.N., assistant dean for Cultural Diversity at VUSN, at 343-2228 or jana.lauderdale@vanderbilt.edu; or George Hill, Ph.D., associate dean for Diversity in Medical Education at VUSM at 322-7498 or george.hill@vanderbilt.edu.