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Women's History Month 2018: Celebrating the Contributions of Women at VUMC

March is Women's History Month, which gives us an opportunity to recognize the extraordinary contributions of women to the success of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. During the month, we will feature VUMC's "superhero" trailblazers  in a series of posters around the Medical Center campus as well as through social media posts and during a panel discussion with VUMC leaders. Here's how you can celebrate: 

  • Download the posters to the left and share them in your team area or on social media using the hashtag #VUMCHerStory.  
  • Share stories on social media of your female colleagues who are making a difference every day at VUMC. We've even developed an editable template of the Women's History Month poster so that you can create your own Superhero poster. Download the template here. Don’t forget to follow Credo and HIPAA guidelines and use the hashtag #VUMCHerStory.
  • Join us Thursday, March 29, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. in Light Hall 208 for a panel discussion on the rise of women leaders in health care, the #MeToo movement at VUMC, why mentors still make a difference and the state of women in the workplace today. Download a flyer here.
  • Keep checking this web page each week as we add new women to our list of VUMC Sheroes. 

Posters

Click on the small poster to download a full-size version.

Consuelo Wilkins

Glynis Sacks

Leigh Price

Sheryl Fleisch

Tonya Remington

Women of Interpreter Services

Sheryl Fleisch

The Innovator

Sheryl Fleisch, M.D., director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Homeless Health Services Program. Sheryl launched the VUMC Street Psychiatry Program in 2014.

Super power: Able to break down barriers to health care with a single, awesome idea


Glynis Sacks

 

 

The Originator

Glynis Sacks, M.B.B.Ch., section chief for Women's Imaging and medical director of the Center for Women's Imaging, which she helped establish. Glynis was the first dedicated sonologist in the Nashville area.

Super power: Can see the future of women’s imaging and is ready to lead us there


Consuelo Wilkins

The Community Activist

Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI, executive director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, a strategic partnership between Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Consuelo brings together academic researchers and community members to improve the health outcomes in underserved communities.

Super power: Able to connect two worlds and affect positive change  

 


The Master Communicators

The women of interpreter services help patients who are deaf and hard of hearing, visually impaired or speak limited English. They translate critical medical information to patients in Arabic and Spanish, in essence providing a voice for the community’s voiceless.

Super power: Able to harness the power of language to keep our patient promise 

  photo of Darlene Eason

 


Tonya Remington

The Versatile Healer

Tonya Remington, LPN for the VUMC General Surgery Clinic, received a Credo Award for her work in all five general surgery clinics — surgical specialties, trauma/burn, general surgery, colorectal and liver/kidney transplant.

Super power: Can meld all her knowledge to better care for patients


Leigh Price

The Epic Leaper

Leigh Price, Sr. Product Manager in HealthIT, became the de facto leader of the EpicLeap data conversions team. She seized this opportunity with a smile and successfully juggled multiple issues around time constraints, resource contention, requirement conflicts, miscommunication, and high levels of stress.

Super power: Able to process Epic data with X-ray precision


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