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Cancer Research Funding Renewed at Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University

Cancer Research Funding Renewed at Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University

The partnership was formed in 1999 between Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and historically Black Meharry Medical College. The partnership has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2000. Historically Black Tennessee State University joined the partnership in 2011.

Study Finds Differences in Perception of Mental Health Providers' Cultural Competence

Study Finds Differences in Perception of Mental Health Providers’ Cultural Competence

A new study by researchers at Yale University, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and Vanderbilt University finds that patients who identify as racial and ethnic minorities prefer medical providers who share and understand their culture, but those patients are not as likely as others to access providers who can provide such care.

Consuelo Wilkins of Vanderbilt University Will Be Honored for Her Work in Promoting Health Equity

Consuelo Wilkins of Vanderbilt University Will Be Honored for Her Work in Promoting Health Equity

Dr. Wilkins is senior vice president for health equity and inclusive excellence at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for health equity and inclusive excellence in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She will be honored during a ceremony at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia on November 4.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Tacquice Wiggan Davis at the College of New Jersey, Phillip Cockrell at Cleveland Stae University in Ohio, Felysha Jenkins at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Nickey Woods at the University of Southern California School of Law, and Shawnboda Mead at the University of Mississippi.

Three African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Three African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

James McLeod was appointed chair of the department of music at Wilberforce University in Ohio. Phillis Isabella Sheppard was appointed the inaugural director of the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements at Vanderbilt University and Kirsten T. Edwards was appointed associate professor of educational policy studies at Florida International University.

A Half Dozen African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Half Dozen African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative posts are Kendall Isaac at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, Moira Poe at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Angela Graham-Williams at Xavier University in New Orleans, John Mack at Princeton University in New Jersey, Tiffany D. Tucker at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Monique Howard at the University of Pennsylvania.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Six African Americans to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Six African Americans to Administrative Positions

Taking on new administrative duties are Nakia White Barr at Princeton University in New Jersey, Henry Glaspie at the University of Central Florida, Chrissy Davis Jones at Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania, Kimberly Morgan Myles at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, Kosha Tucker at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and David Bowser at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Two Universities Bestow Honors on Civil Rights Icon James Lawson

Two Universities Bestow Honors on Civil Rights Icon James Lawson

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, which expelled Lawson in 1960 for his civil rights activities, will launch the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements. The University of California, Los Angeles, where Lawson has taught for 20 years, is naming a historic building in his honor.

Aisha Francis Is the New President of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston

Aisha Francis Is the New President of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston

Previously, Dr. Francis was the college’s chief executive officer at the institute overseeing the day-to-day operations of the college. Earlier, she served as chief of staff to the institute’s president. Prior to joining BFIT, she served as the managing director of development for Harvard Medical School.

Vanderbilt University's Clanitra Nejdl Honored by the American Association of Law Libraries

Vanderbilt University’s Clanitra Nejdl Honored by the American Association of Law Libraries

Clanitra Nejdl, head of professional development and research services librarian at the law school Vanderbilt University in Nashville, won the Emerging Leader Award and shared the Spectrum Article of the Year Award from the American Association of Law Libraries.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven African Americans to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven African Americans to Administrative Positions

Takin on new duties are Vincent L. Young at Mississippi State, Olga Osaghae at Howard University, Rolundus R. Rice at Rust College in Mississippi, Amy Johnson at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Emma Adebayo at Augustana College in Illinois, Brandon Howard at Huntingdon College in Alabama, and Jaide Hinds-Clarke at the University of Richmond in Virginia.

Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Launch a MD/MBA Dual Degree Program

Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Launch a MD/MBA Dual Degree Program

Dual degree students will spend their first three years at Meharry. They will start the Vanderbilt MBA program in their fourth year and will be registered as full-time MBA students for three consecutive semesters. They will return to Meharry for the spring semester in their fifth year to complete their medical degree.

Nashville's Dixie Street Renamed to Honor a "Janitor" Who Pioneered Surgical Techniques

Nashville’s Dixie Street Renamed to Honor a “Janitor” Who Pioneered Surgical Techniques

Vivien Thomas, who dropped out of college during the Great Depression, developed and refined a corrective cardiac surgical technique to treat “blue baby syndrome” at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1940s. Thomas did not receive due credit for the lifesaving advance for decades.

A Supreme Court Ban on Affirmative Action Would Halt Progress on Achieving a More Just Society

A Supreme Court Ban on Affirmative Action Would Halt Progress on Achieving a More Just Society

A new study by Joni Hersch, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Economics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, shows the devasting effects that would occur, should the Supreme Court ban the consideration of race in admissions decisions at the nation’s most elite universities and professional schools.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Vanderbilt University Acquires Large Collection of Dizzy Gillespie Memorabilia

Vanderbilt University Acquires Large Collection of Dizzy Gillespie Memorabilia

Vanderbilt’s partnership with the National Museum of African American Music has taken a giant step forward with the university’s inaugural acquisition — a rich collection of portraits, personal scrapbooks, signed albums, and more from the life and career of Dizzy Gillespie, a seminal figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Five African Americans to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Five African Americans to Administrative Positions

The five African Americans taking on new administrative duties are Kimberly D. Whitehead at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, Cleo Rucker at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Kimberly Shiner at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, Kenneth Strother Jr. at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Brian Gibson at the University of Utah.

In Memoriam: Matthew Walker III, 1965-2021

In Memoriam: Matthew Walker III, 1965-2021

Dr. Walker joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University in 2011 and held dual appointments as professor of the practice of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering and professor of radiology and radiological sciences in the School of Medicine. He also was associate director of the Medical Innovators Development Program.

The Racial Gap In Gifted Education Programs Is Not Only About Access

The Racial Gap In Gifted Education Programs Is Not Only About Access

Many studies have shown that Black students are far less likely than their White peers to be selected for gifted education programs. But a new study shows that even when Black students are admitted into these programs they are less likely to benefit from gifted education than White students.

Vanderbilt University's Steven Townsend Honored by the American Chemical Society

Vanderbilt University’s Steven Townsend Honored by the American Chemical Society

Dr. Townsend received the 2021 David Y. Gin Young Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society. The award recognizes “outstanding contributions to research in carbohydrate chemistry by scientists in the first seven years of their independent career.”

A Quartet of  African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Quartet of African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Takin on new administrative roles are Adriel A. Hilton at Southern University New Orleans, Jacqueline Gill Powell at Virginia Community Colleges, Aarika Dorsey at River Parishes Community College in Gonzales, Louisiana, and Cleo D. Rucker at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Richard Milner to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Richard Milner to Lead the American Educational Research Association

H. Richard Milner IV is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Education in the department of teaching and learning at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development. He will serve one year as president-elect and then become president of the AERA in 2022.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine African Americans to Administrative Posts

Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine African Americans to Administrative Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Taking on new duties are Dawn L. Ridley at Howard University, Cedric Gathings at Mississippi State University, Danielle Haynes at Cornell University, Michèle G. Turner at the University of Southern California, Lonnie Cockerham at North Carolina A&T State University, and Franklin Ellis Jr. at Vanderbilt University.

Eight Black Administrators Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eight Black Administrators Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The New Dean of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

The New Dean of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Dr. Christie-Mizell is a professor of sociology and had been serving as dean for undergraduate education in the College of Arts and Science at the university. He joined the faculty in 2010. Previously, he taught at the University of South Carolina, the University of Akron, and Kent State University.

Cornell's Derrick Spires Wins First Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Cornell’s Derrick Spires Wins First Book Award From the Modern Language Association

In the book, Dr. Spires, an associate professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, examines the parallel development of early Black print culture and legal and cultural understandings of U.S. citizenship between 1787 and 1861.

The New Director of African and African American Studies at the University of Arkansas

The New Director of African and African American Studies at the University of Arkansas

Caree A. Banton is an associate professor of African diaspora history, who is jointly appointed in the department of history and the African American studies program. She teaches classes in Afro-Caribbean history, African diaspora history, and race. She joined the faculty at the university in 2013.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Vanderbilt Univerity Acquires the Photographic Collection of Rev. James Lawson

Vanderbilt Univerity Acquires the Photographic Collection of Rev. James Lawson

Lawson enrolled at the Vanderbilt Divinity School in 1958. While a student he helped organize sit-ins at lunchcounters in downtown Nashville. In 1960, he was expelled from the university for his participation in civil rights protests.

Six African Americans Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six African Americans Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

The appointees are Sheldon D. Fields at Penn State, Deidre Hill Butler at Union College in New York, Belinda Robnett at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Sonia Rucker at Southeast Missouri State University, Franklin Ellis at Vanderbilt University, and Nahomi Carlisle at Bunker Hill Community College.

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Faculty Duties

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Faculty Duties

Taking on new roles are Carole Boyce Davies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Major Jackson at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Wallace Best at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Christopher C. Mathis Jr. at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Vanderbilt University Attracts a  Major Black Scholar to Its Faculty

Vanderbilt University Attracts a Major Black Scholar to Its Faculty

Currently a professor of sociology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Michael Eric Dyson will join the faculty at Vanderbilt University in Nashville on January 1 as a University Distinguished Professor in African American and diaspora studies with a joint appointment in the Divinity School.

A Quartet of African American Women Scholars in New Teaching Positions

A Quartet of African American Women Scholars in New Teaching Positions

Taking on new faculty assignments are Candice Price at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin at Pennsylvania State University, Shatema Threadcraft at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Charrise Barron at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Brian Jackson at Danville Community College in Virginia, Yasmine Farley at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Clifford Porter at Norfolk State University in Virginia, Kristine Kelly at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Kenyatta Randall at Grambling State University in Louisiana.