“Living up to our true mission”

From the Fall 2020 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

In the 40 years since André Churchwell, MD, graduated from medical school, his contributions to diversity and inclusion work have changed the face of U.S. medical education. Since July 2019, Churchwell has served as the interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, … Continued

From Vietnam to Vanderbilt

From the Spring 2020 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Duc Pham, MD’98, often speaks about how lucky he has been in his life. He recounts acts of kindness by teachers who helped him succeed in school, by organizations that offered him scholarships to attend medical school, and by the … Continued


John Ball, MD, FE’71, died Feb. 4. He was 79. Dr. Ball is survived by his wife, Anne; children Cassandra, Cynthia and Jennifer; and six grandchildren. Subhankar Bandyopadhyay, MD, FE’92, HS’93, died Feb. 9. He was 58. Dr. Bandyopadhyay is … Continued

Progress Report

From the Summer 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Formed in 2008, the Minority Housestaff for Academic and Medical Advancement (MHAMA) is an organization comprised of Vanderbilt house staff and advisers who are committed to creating opportunities for the advancement of underrepresented house staff by providing opportunities for mentorship, … Continued

The Sanford Project

From the Summer 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Sanford Health, in collaboration with Caladrius Biosciences, Inc., is investigating whether a child’s own cells can fight type 1 diabetes. This clinical trial, known as The Sanford Project: T-Rex Study, studies an innovative investigational therapy in children newly diagnosed with … Continued

Vanderbilt Global Surgery

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

More than 60 faculty are involved in the Global Surgery Program at Vanderbilt. This multidisciplinary initiative coordinates dissemination of in-country education and training opportunities for faculty and students, development of outcomes and evaluation research, and establishment of a central portal for communication.