September 18, 2014

Office of Diversity Affairs hosts plaque unveiling, Thursday, Sept. 25

Over the past decade, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has made great strides to improve the diversity of its student body, faculty and staff.
Much of that credit goes to the Office of Diversity Affairs which was created in 2002.

In recognition of the program’s success, the office is hosting a plaque unveiling and reception in honor of the past administrators at 2 p.m. on Sept. 25 outside the office suite at 319 Light Hall.

The Office of Diversity Affairs is a fusion of the Office of Diversity in Medical Education and the Office of Graduate Medical Education and Faculty Affairs.

“Diversity is embedded into the core of our medical school,” said Andre Churchwell, M.D., senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs. “It is a core strength here and we need to honor that.

“We feel that the School of Medicine, in developing a supportive climate, environment and unique programs, can offer students from diverse backgrounds a great educational experience.”

Past administrators will be attendance including the Rev. Kenneth Robinson, M.D., George Hill, Ph.D., and family members of Michael Rodriguez, M.D.