Felysha Jenkins

  • Banner for the event, showing pictures of the panelists on the right portion (top, left to right: Lillian Brady, Breonte Guy. Bottom, left to right: Ebony McGee, Steven Townsend, Felysha Jenkins). At the top is the name of the event series, “Lab-to-Table” and a green Erlenmeyer flask with intersecting golden haloes. To the left of the images is the title of the event: “How I Got Over: Navigating Academia as a Black Scientist.” Below the title is the wordmark of the School of Medicine Basic Sciences. The image has a white background.

    Black scientists at the heart of February’s Lab-To-Table conversation

      By Leah Mann The February 27 School of Medicine Basic Sciences Lab-to-Table event, “How I Got Over: Navigating Academia as a Black Scientist,” focused on how Black scientists have overcome challenges in academia. Felysha Jenkins, assistant dean of DEI for Basic Sciences, moderated the conversation, delving into compelling… Read More

    Mar. 24, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Basic Sciences marks Juneteenth with inaugural event

    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Basic Sciences hosted its inaugural “Juneteenth: A Freedom Celebration” event on June 15. The programming sought to inform the community about the history and meaning of the important date, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., and highlight the accomplishments of Black scientists… Read More

    Jun. 20, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Basic Sciences members reflect on the 21-day Racial Equity Challenge

    By Aran Sullivan Felysha Jenkins, Ph.D. During February—Black History Month—Basic Sciences community members participated in a 21-day Racial Equity Challenge. Felysha Jenkins, the Basic Sciences diversity, equity, and inclusion program manager, organized the challenge for the Basic Sciences community, using resources from the… Read More

    Apr. 22, 2022