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Employee Spotlight

Black History Month inspires VUMC dermatologist Aleta Simmons’ office door makeover

By Paul Govern

Adorning the figure’s shoulders, Simmons has placed photos of friends and colleagues in her network of African-American female physicians.

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Employee Spotlight

Martin Luther King Jr. Morning Tribute features voices raised in song and calls for unity and justice

By Wayne Wood

The United Voices of Vanderbilt choir sang "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and André Churchwell soloed on "Abraham, Martin and John."

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Unsung hero

Hidden Figure

By Wayne Wood

In 1964, with little fanfare, Harold Jordan, M.D., became the first African-American resident physician at Vanderbilt. Looking back to that time, he recalls the support of his colleagues and the challenges he faced.

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