Featured speaker Jeffrey Upperman, MD, recalls lessons of his parents and urges "pick big problems to attack."
Adorning the figure’s shoulders, Simmons has placed photos of friends and colleagues in her network of African-American female physicians.
The United Voices of Vanderbilt choir sang "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and André Churchwell soloed on "Abraham, Martin and John."
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.