Center for Medicine Health & Society
Sep. 26, 2014—After the horrific mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2011, a conservative commentator claimed that “guns don’t kill people—the mentally ill do.” Metzl believes this attitude is based on misconceptions about mental illness and violence that obscure larger issues about gun violence in America.
Sep. 5, 2014—Unsolicited job leads are welcome to the unemployed, but surprisingly stressful for those with jobs.
Apr. 18, 2014—Being a facilitator is DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren’s modus operandi.
Apr. 18, 2014—Brionne Williams has a vision of herself as a healer in a community clinic, doing much more than doling out pills and setting broken bones.
Apr. 8, 2014—When a mass shooting occurs there are often two camps of thought: those who feel the country needs stronger gun laws and those who blame the horrific act on mental illness.
Apr. 4, 2014—Jonathan Metzl of Vanderbilt will speak April 15 at Adventure Science Center about connections that may link guns, mental illness and mass shootings in America.
Mar. 27, 2014—A Center for Medicine, Health and Society forum titled "The Politics of Childhood Vaccines" is set for April 9 in Light Hall.
Mar. 11, 2014—Doctors and other health care workers need to be advocates for improving not just biological conditions, but also social ones, said the director of Vanderbilt University’s Center for Medicine, Health and Society.
Feb. 21, 2014—The Center for Medicine Health and Society will host Health and Art: Master Potters of the Catawba Indian Nation, an exhibition of ceramic works.
Feb. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt researcher Jonathan Metzl has coined the term "structural competency" as a starting point for doctors to realize how medical problems are often downstream results of upstream societal decisions.
Nov. 7, 2013—Read about faculty and student awards and achievements.
Oct. 8, 2013—The 25th Annual Southern Festival of Books will be held Oct. 11-13 at downtown Nashville’s Legislative Plaza. The event will feature several Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students and alumni, including: Stephen Doster, editor for the Institute of Chemical Biology, whose current book is Rose Bush; Joel Harrington, professor of history, whose current book is The Faithful Executioner: Life...