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Report: Systemic discrimination worsens health outcomes for minority boys and men

Jun. 18, 2018—Boys and men of color or who identify as LGBTQI experience higher rates of trauma, substance use, depression and violence, and that worsens their overall health, according to a new report coauthored by Derek Griffith, who is part of the American Psychological Association’s Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men.

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Panel explores issues surrounding gun violence prevention

Feb. 22, 2018—About the same time a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine panel discussion on gun violence prevention ended Feb. 14 in Light Hall, a heavily armed young man barged into his former high school in Parkland, Florida, and opened fire on students and teachers, killing 17 and injuring others.

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Griffith receives national recognition for health behavior research

Jan. 23, 2018—Derek M. Griffith, director of the Center for Research on Men's Health, has been selected for the newest fellows class of the American Association of Health Behavior.

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Unique premed program teaches new approach to race and health

Sep. 20, 2017—A premed program that teaches undergraduates about institutional racism is up and coming at Vanderbilt

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Stark wins Star-Nelkin Award

Aug. 11, 2017—Associate Professor Laura Stark of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society has won the prestigious Star-Nelkin Award.

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Professor Holly Tucker shares her process of bringing history to life on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Aug. 7, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos interviews Professor of French Holly Tucker, author of "City of Light, City of Poison," on "The Zeppos Report."

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Researchers study unique couples intervention in Mozambique to reduce HIV transmission

Aug. 3, 2017—Researchers in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health are testing whether a unique “couples-centered” intervention developed in the southern African nation of Mozambique can reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

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Panelists explore uncertain future of health care reform

Apr. 6, 2017—With lawmakers in the nation’s capital having reached a political impasse over replacement of the Affordable Care Act, it’s unclear just where health care policy may be going. The challenges of dealing with this uncertainty were the subject of Monday’s panel discussion at Vanderbilt featuring state and hospital industry officials.

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