Dr. Wilkins Named Co-principal Investigator for Institute for Clinical and Translational Science - Diverse Health

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Dr. Wilkins Named Co-principal Investigator for Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

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by Sandra Jordan

Just a year after becoming vice president of Health Equity and associate dean of Health Equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., was recently named as a second principal investigator for Vanderbilt’s Institute for Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA). There she will promote health equity initiatives, community engagement and recruiting those who have not been well represented in medical research – including disadvantaged and minority populations.

According to the National Institutes of Health, the CTSA Program supports high-quality translational science and clinical research locally, regionally and nationally; fosters scientific and operational innovation to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical translational research; and creates, provides and disseminates domain-specific translational science training and workforce development.

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