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Jonathan M. Metzl

RSVP for Flexner Deans’ Lecture: ‘Mental Illness, Mass Shooting, and the Politics of American Firearms’

Apr. 4, 2019—Jonathan M. Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society will discuss “Mental Illness, Mass Shooting, and the Politics of American Firearms”.

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How are big health issues being handled in the U.S. South? Leaders to discuss Affordable Care Act, gun control, income differences, more

Feb. 17, 2016—The complex and often under-addressed political issues facing health and health care in the United States will be tackled March 17-18 during a major interdisciplinary conference at Vanderbilt University, "The Politics of Health in the U.S. South." The conference is free and open to the public.

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Vanderbilt joins group to advance equity for women and girls of color

Nov. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt University is part of a multi-institutional effort to increase research and learning opportunities for women of color.

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Vanderbilt faculty name their favorite reading this year

Dec. 15, 2014—MyVU asked a handful of Vanderbilt faculty members to name the book that left a lasting impression on them this year. Their diverse recommendations span fiction, nonfiction, history, thriller, biography, memoir and more.

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Medicine, Health and Society panel to put Ebola in perspective

Nov. 7, 2014—As the Ebola virus grows into a "global threat," information about the disease mixes with a host of larger questions and concerns. How can we separate reasoned preparation from blind panic?

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Members named to Academic Strategic Plan committees

Oct. 27, 2014—Two committees tasked with fleshing out key initiatives in Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan are now staffed and ready to begin work.

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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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Vanderbilt forum on the politics of childhood vaccines is April 9

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.

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Vanderbilt’s Center for Medicine, Health and Society expands

Aug. 20, 2013—With close to 400 undergraduate majors, a new master’s program, a major health conference this fall and a series of new faculty hires, Medicine, Health and Society marks a second consecutive year of expansion.

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MSNBC Video: The science behind political thinking

Mar. 26, 2012—Jonathan Metzl, director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society, explains the science behind how the brain weighs decisions and forms political beliefs on the "Melissa Harris-Perry" show.

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New group of endowed chairs celebrated

Nov. 10, 2011—The outstanding academic achievements of 11 faculty members who have been named to endowed chairs were praised during a celebration at the Student Life Center.

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Jonathan Metzl

Oct. 3, 2011—New center director explores connections between humanities and medicine Jonathan Metzl was born into medicine but is drawn to the humanities. He’s still insisting on having it both ways. The new director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Medicine, Health and Society is the son of a pediatrician and a psychoanalyst. Two of his three brothers are...

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