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Derek Griffith Archives

Grant to develop method of measuring medical trust in African American men

Jul. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have received a two-year, $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a new way to measure trust in African American men as it relates to health care.

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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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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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Heart disease incidence down for men in Tennessee

Jun. 14, 2017—There's good and bad news in the new Tennessee Men's Health Report Card.

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Center for Research on Men’s Health opens at Vanderbilt

Sep. 27, 2016—Work has begun at a new universitywide research center with a two-pronged mission to promote men's health and reduce health disparities.

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Congressional caucus briefed on health disparities among boys and men

May. 26, 2016—Vanderbilt professor Derek Griffith spoke at a recent Washington forum on the health of men and boys sponsored by two congressmen and the American Psychological Association.

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Lack of minorities in STEM focus of Vanderbilt summit

Jun. 10, 2015—Scholars from across the country presented research insights on issues spanning the educational pipeline, from pre-K to Ph.D.

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Panel discussion on men’s health is Oct. 21

Oct. 1, 2014—All are welcome Oct. 21 to hear Vanderbilt faculty discuss "Men's Health and the Politics of Masculinity."

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Men’s health issues In Tennessee vary widely based on race, ethnicity and geographic region; 2014 Report Card shows progress

Jun. 10, 2014—White men are more apt to commit suicide or die from a drug overdose or in a car wreck. Black men are more prone to suffer from chronic diseases and HIV. Hispanic men are disproportionately affected by colorectal cancer. Men in rural and urban areas seem to face different health challenges too.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and student awards and achievements

Nov. 7, 2013—Read about faculty and student awards and achievements.

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New faculty: Derek Griffith explores the complexities of men’s health

Nov. 30, 2012—Griffith serves not only as an associate professor of medicine, health and society within the College of Arts and Science, but also as an associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

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New University Faculty 2012-13

Nov. 9, 2012—A complete list of new university faculty for the 2012-13 academic year Blair School of Music Tucker Biddlecombe, associate professor and director of choral activities B.M., State University of New York–Potsdam, 1998 M.M., Florida State University, 2003 D.Phil., Florida State University, 2012 Biddlecombe is a published composer and arranger as well as a burgeoning researcher,...

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