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Inaugural Harold Jordan, MD Lecture honoring Diversity and Inclusion | VUMC Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Friday, February 08, 2019,

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  • Location: Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital • 1601 23rd Ave. S. • Nashville , TN 37212
  • Room: Luton Lecture Hall
  • Contact: Jennye Woolf
  • Email: jennye.woolf@vumc.org
  • Phone: 6153222665
  • Audience: Free and Open to the Public

February 8, 2019 marks the launch of the newest of the named lectures in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - the Dr. Harold Jordan Diversity and Inclusion Lecture.

Harold Jordan, MD was the first African-American resident physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, completing a general psychiatry residency between 1964 and 1967. Dr. Jordan's history with the Department of Psychiatry and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine was outlined in the article "Hidden Figure" from the Summer 2017 issue of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine.


It was at that time that the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences formed a Diversity and Inclusion Committee which, in turn, decided to institute an annual named lecture in Dr. Jordan's honor celebrating the diversity and inclusion to which the Department and VUMC aspire.

This year, the Department is honored to welcome inaugural speaker Lloyda B. Williamson, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Williamson's talk, titled “Increasing the Number of Black Psychiatrists: A Call for Action to All Psychiatrists," will occur Friday February 8th at 12:00 noon in the Luton Lecture Hall at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, 1601 23rd Avenue S. The talk will be broadcast live and can be viewed at https://www.vumc.org/psychiatry/grand-rounds  CME credit will be available at https://vumc.cloud-cme.com