Nominations due for VU’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award


The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented Monday, January 16, 2017, to a faculty or staff member in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing or School of Medicine who truly emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her work.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.This service can be in areas related to creating a better understanding between people of different backgrounds, working to enhance the economic and health status of individuals, or fostering a community at Vanderbilt symbolic of Dr. King’s teachings.

The award will be presented at the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration. A committee of individuals from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Medical Center will serve as judges for the award.

All nominations are due by Thursday, January 12, 2017 and must include a letter of recommendation from the one nominating and the nominee’s resume.  For further information please contact Dr. Jana Lauderdale, Assistant Dean, Office of Diversity & Inclusion–VUSN, at or Dr. André L. Churchwell, Sr. Associate Dean for Diversity–VUSM, at 322-7498