Center for Medicine Health & Society
May. 4, 2017—Growing up in Homs, Syria, Musbah Shaheen excelled in science, eventually enrolling at Damascus University Medical College at 17. After two years, he wanted to “stow away” that chapter of his life in the war-ravaged nation and explore something different.
May. 1, 2017—Students participating in the first University Courses gave the initiative high marks, noting that the cross-campus curriculum created unique opportunities for students to tackle important subjects.
Apr. 27, 2017—Infectious diseases specialist David Aronoff, M.D., recently became one of 73 new fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the American Society of Microbiology.
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.
Apr. 5, 2017—A busy hospital emergency room—filled with life and pain and death—is not where you’d expect to find a Vanderbilt undergrad taking a class. But that is where you find Kate Sborov.
Mar. 20, 2017—“Perspectives on Health Care Reform: From Obamacare to the American Health Care Act” is open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students.
Mar. 17, 2017—The Embedded Psyche: The Anthropocene, Postgenomics and the Microbiome– Margaret Lock, the Marjorie Bronfman Professor Emerita in Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University, delivered het keynote lecture on Friday, March 17 for the conference organized by Medicine Health and Society, entitled “The Global Psyche: Experiments in Ethics, Politics and Technoscience.” The Title of her...
Mar. 16, 2017—Watch video of ‘Virtuous Non-knowing’ by Allan Young, Marjorie Bronfman Professor in Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University, gave his keynote lecture on Thursday, March 16 for the conference organized by Medicine, Health and Society, entitled “The Global Psyche: Experiments in Ethics, Politics and Technoscience.” The talk was entitled “Virtuous Non-knowing” and Professor Stephan...
Mar. 6, 2017—A March conference at Vanderbilt about "The Global Psyche" will feature two keynote speeches open to the public
Mar. 6, 2017—Students from a University Course on the nation's health care policies spent an immersive day at the Tennessee State Capitol recently, meeting with legislators and discussing issues.
Jan. 16, 2017—A new study shows that access to health insurance can help hold a community together socially, and lack of it can contribute to the fraying of neighborhood cohesion. The study, Beyond Health Effects? Examining the Social Consequences of Community Levels of Uninsurance Pre-ACA, published by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, is an effort...
Dec. 19, 2016—A trans-institutional team of Vanderbilt social scientists and medical professionals will look at how laws affecting LGBT individuals and families affect their health and the economy.