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Tales of VUMC Past

Harold Jordan, VUMC’s first Black resident, arrived on campus 56 years ago. He looks back on a very different time at the Medical Center.

By Wayne Wood

The pioneering physician recalls the summer of 1964, the support of his colleagues and the challenges he faced

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Employee Spotlight

Schuyler Clayton battled a decade of opioid addiction. Now a recovery coach, he serves as a beacon of hope amid a nationwide epidemic.

By Kelsey Herbers

“Our patients live with a disease they don’t get help for out of fear of blame. It’s important for me to say, ‘I’m living with the same thing, and I’m not ashamed.’”

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Employee Spotlight

As the Medical Center’s homeless housing navigator, Michelle Southard spends her days finding homes for patients of all backgrounds

By Kelsey Herbers

“I began to realize that people aren’t homeless just because they lack housing.”

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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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