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Marvin Radford Joins UT Police as Workplace Violence Director

December 22, 2022
Maribel Salazar

In December, Marvin Radford joined UT Police at Houston to lead the workplace violence prevention program for MD Anderson and UTHealth Houston. 

The workplace violence prevention program was first announced in June when it was placed under the stewardship of UT Police. Marvin will lead a multi-disciplinary effort to prevent violence on our campus. 

Before joining UT Police, Marvin was the Associate Director for MD Anderson’s Teaching InterProfessional Simulation (TIPS) Education Center. Marvin provided oversight of medical simulation training and clinical content. In his prior role, Marvin was responsible for life support training courses and improving the response of interprofessional health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical emergencies, and cardiac arrest events.   

He has been with MD Anderson since 2002 when he joined as a graduate nurse. Over the years, he worked in the emergency room, the intensive care unit, the nursing resource pool, and the leukemia center. He also worked as a quality improvement consultant in the Office of Performance Improvement. 

Marvin is a veteran of U.S. Army, where he served for 30 years and retired at the rank of major. During his service, he became a combat medic and a critical care nurse. As an officer, Marvin was mobilized on multiple missions. He worked as the company-level executive officer, commanding officer, sexual harassment prevention officer, and workplace violence prevention officer in numerous hospital and unit-level companies. 

Marvin has an associate degree in science, bachelor degree in nursing, master in nursing administration and an MBA. He is a certified critical care nurse (CCRN-K), TeamStepps Master Trainer, ACLS, PALS and BLS instructor. His passion lies in interprofessional health care simulation and emergency medical training. 

Marvin enjoys fishing and hunting during his free time but often spends his weekends watching his youngest daughter play softball. He has six children and 4 grandchildren. He is an avid boxing fan and even competed in the 1992 Olympic trials on the U.S. Army boxing team. 

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