Health Equity

Health Care Council Looks to Future of Industry

Nov 22, 2021 at 08:51 am by Staff

Nearly two years into battling a global pandemic, there's no question healthcare providers and facilities have faced difficult headwinds. Emotional and physical exhaustion, ov.... Read More

Three Tennessee Congressional Districts Among Those Where Black Americans are Most Impacted by Alzheimer's Disease

Aug 05, 2021 at 01:31 pm by Staff

New data brief shows TN-4, TN-7, and TN-8 have among highest prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias among Black Americans in nation Three congressional distri.... Read More

NCI Director Updates Cancer Progress

May 06, 2021 at 10:36 am by Staff

In April, National Cancer Institute Director Norman E. "Ned" Sharpless, MD, FAACR, addressed the virtual attendees of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeti.... Read More

A Fireside Chat on COVID & Health Equity

Mar 04, 2021 at 12:52 pm by Staff

Integration, Innovation & Racial Justice On Feb. 17, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to.... Read More

AACR Releases Landmark Cancer Disparities Progress Report

Nov 11, 2020 at 05:47 pm by Staff

On Sept. 16, the American Association for Cancer Research released a first-of-its-kind report outlining disparities in outcomes and clinical trial participation for ethnic and.... Read More

Dr. Patrice Harris: First African American Woman to Lead Nation's Oldest Medical Organization

Sep 09, 2019 at 06:33 pm by Staff

When Patrice Harris, MD, MA, was growing up in rural West Virginia, she wanted to be a pediatrician. But there was no role model in her family who had been to medical school ..... Read More

Clinic to Aid Uninsured Women with Substance Abuse Disorders

Apr 11, 2019 at 10:22 am by Staff

Vanderbilt's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) was recently awarded a $200,000 grant by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (.... Read More

Morgan Mcdonald Named Deputy Commissioner For Population Health

Apr 10, 2019 at 04:33 pm by Staff

Morgan McDonald, MD, FACP, FAAP, has been appointed deputy commissioner for population health for the Tennessee Department of Health. McDonald had been serving as interim depu.... Read More

Physician Spotlight: Tackling Health Equity

Apr 10, 2019 at 04:22 pm by Staff

VUMC's Wilkins Leads Efforts for Tennesseans For Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, vice president of Health Equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and associate dean for He.... Read More