Andre Churchwell, M.D., the Levi Watkins Jr. M.D. Chair, professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs, has been named to serve in the newly created role of Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).
In this new role Churchwell will continue to oversee the Office for Diversity Affairs (ODA), which will have a continued vital role in Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), while also engaging with other leaders across VUMC to create new opportunities that will increase diversity and inclusion throughout the organization.
“Dr. Churchwell is a widely recognized national leader in the recruitment and graduation of medical students and residents underrepresented in medicine. With these new responsibilities Andre will be reaching out across all areas of VUMC, partnering with others, to help us realize our goal to reflect and encourage, to the greatest degree possible, the diversity of the city and the population we serve. There is no better individual to champion these efforts,” said Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of VUMC, and Dean of the School of Medicine.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of André L. Churchwell, M.D., Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs, School of Medicine (Cardiology); School of Engineering; Office for Diversity Affairs, Vanderbilt University, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Churchwell was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions at the interface of clinical cardiology and biomedical engineering for patients and as a mentor for trainees, educators, and young investigators.