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Vanderbilt researcher finds COVID-19 pandemic shapes opportunities for radical change to the U.S. health care system

Jun. 4, 2020—A new article from Jonathan Metzl details how COVID-19 has dramatically revealed the ways that institutionalized inequality and structural racism shape health, and provides recommendations for radical change to the U.S. health care system.

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College of Arts and Science converts thriving academic programs to departments

Apr. 13, 2020—The College of Arts and Science will convert four programs and one center into full departments, following approval from the Board of Trust.

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GlobalVU Initiative set to host spring workshop series

Jan. 13, 2020—The GlobalVU Initiative will launch a workshop series this spring showcasing Vanderbilt’s research to scholars, intellectuals and policymakers from around the globe.

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Dying of Whiteness: How the politics of racial resentment is killing America’s heartland

Oct. 30, 2019—On the night of Nov. 21, 2014, Becca Campbell, a 26-year-old woman from Florissant, Missouri, died of whiteness.

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VU faculty receive $1.9M to study LGBT social networks, health issues among older adults

Oct. 4, 2019—The National Institute on Aging has awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay, Kitt Carpenter, Lauren Gaydosh and Gilbert Gonzales to study the health effects of social and support networks on sexual and gender minorities 50 to 70 years old in the South.

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Griffith, Bruce co-edit new reference texts on health equity

May. 1, 2019—Experts from Vanderbilt's Center for Research on Men's Health have authored two reference texts highlighting the unique health equity concerns among male populations, as well as the impact of racism in health care settings.

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Indicators of despair rising among Gen X-ers entering middle age

Apr. 15, 2019—In 2016, a surprising decline in life expectancy was ascribed to "deaths of despair" among working-class middle-aged white men displaced by a changing economy. However, new research shows indicators of despair are rising among Americans approaching middle age regardless of race, education and gender.

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Wellness Influencer and Entrepreneur: Sloane Chmara, BA’19

Apr. 11, 2019—What does it take to run a growing health brand with a positively focused social media presence while excelling at academics and maintaining a social life? For Los Angeles native Sloane Chmara, it’s all about wellness.

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Refugees and a ‘Third-Culture Kid’: Aya Abou-Jaoude, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Aya Abou-Jaoude has always planned to become a physician. But she says an eye-opening Vanderbilt course last year about refugee resettlement helped affirm her ultimate goal: to pursue pediatric medicine, with a particular focus on refugee health.

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Jonathan Metzl examines how hot-button political issues impact health

Mar. 11, 2019—Professor Jonathan Metzl isn’t afraid to tackle society’s most controversial issues, like guns, mass shootings, health care, race, politics and mental illness.

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The health consequences of backlash politics

Mar. 4, 2019—Public policies rooted in racial resentment can carry grave consequences for health and well-being, according to new research by Vanderbilt psychiatrist and sociologist Jonathan Metzl.

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Arts and Humanities micro-grants fund three new faculty projects

Feb. 21, 2019—New faculty projects that include a performance at Carnegie Hall, symposium and podcast on disability practices have been created with Arts and Humanities micro-grant funding.

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