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Featured DEI Projects

Project Title: Mobile Flu Fighter
Project Description: The Mobile Flu Fighter project conducted four mobile flu vaccination sessions in communities that have lower flu vaccination rates according to data from Vanderbilt Pediatric Primary Care. At least 51 pediatric patients were vaccinated. We plan to evaluate impact on flu vaccination rates with data obtained through the end of March 2022.
Project Leads: Elizabeth Williams, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Academic General Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Meredith Denney
Clinical Trials Associate
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Project Title: Closing the Loop: Food and Nutrition Insecurity in Davidson County Head Start Families
Project Description: Complete four focus groups of Head Start employees and families by February 2022 to better understand the most prominent food and nutrition security-related challenges, and create an infographic policy brief to summarize key findings and suggestions for policies to address these issues.
Project Lead: Shani Jones, MD
2nd Year Fellow
Division of Academic General Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Project Title: Post-ASD Diagnosis PCP Follow-up
Project Description: Increasing follow-up within the medical home for children with a new diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder: a quality improvement initiative using an eStar-embedded template.
Project Lead: Laleh Bahrami, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Academic General Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Project Title: Understanding Black Families' Experiences of Autism Diagnostic Process
Project Leads: Amy S. Weitlauf, PhD, Alexandra Miceli, Alison Vehorn, MS, and Zachary Warren, PhD (Developmental Medicine / Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders); Theodora Pinnock, MD, and Yewande Dada, MHS, Meharry Medical College
Funding: This work was supported by the Centers for Disease Control Autism and Developmental Disorders Monitoring network (NU53DD000010), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U54 HD08321), and the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Clinical Translational Science Award Program, Award Number 5UL1TR002243-03.)

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  • Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, FAAP

    Rhea W. Boyd, MD, MPH, FAAP
    Pediatrician and Child Advocate, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco, CA
    Director of Equity and Justice for The California Children’s Trust
    Chief Medical Officer, San Diego 211, San Diego, CA
    "A Pandemic of the Unequal: On Racism, Inequity and Child Health"
    Office of Health Sciences Education Grand Rounds
    October 18, 2021
     

    Learotha Williams, Jr., Ph.D.
    Professor of African American History
    Tennessee State University

    Kristy J. Sinkfield, M.Ed.
    Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
    Office for Diversity Affairs
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    "The Nashville Ways: A Brief Exploration of Race Relations in the Music City with Learotha Williams, Jr., Ph.D."
    December 2021

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