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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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Legalizing same-sex marriage increased health care access for gay men: Vanderbilt study

Jul. 11, 2018—One of the first studies to examine the health impacts of legal marriage for LGBT individuals has found gay men were more likely to receive routine medical care following marriage legalization.

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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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Research explores barriers to kidney disease screening

Mar. 15, 2018—New research by Vanderbilt nephrologists highlights potential barriers that may prevent black Americans from being screened for kidney disease.

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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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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds study of health, economic effects of LGBT-related laws

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.

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NIH awards $11.6 million grant to Vanderbilt, Miami and Meharry for new center to study precision medicine and health disparities

May. 25, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), the University of Miami and Meharry Medical College were recently awarded a five-year, $11.6 million grant to launch a new center that will enable research using precision medicine to eradicate health disparities, specifically those among African-Americans and Latinos.

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Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance lecture focuses on health disparities research

Jun. 4, 2015—Melody Goodman, Ph.D., M.S., assistant professor of Public Health Sciences in the Department of Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, visited the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance recently to present a lecture titled “Increasing Community Capacity to Partner in Health Disparities Research.”

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Lack of exercise not a factor in health disparities

Apr. 18, 2013—Health disparities between white and black adults in the South are not connected to a lack of exercise but more likely related to other factors such as access to health care, socioeconomic status and perhaps genetics, according to a Vanderbilt study published in PLoS ONE.

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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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Hill named to health care disparity effort

Aug. 16, 2012—George C. Hill, Ph.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Medical Education and Administration, Emeritus, has been asked to become an inaugural member of a national group of scholars that will work to address health disparities through research and mentoring.

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