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19 faculty awarded Research Scholar Grants

Jun. 13, 2018—The provost's office has awarded 19 Research Scholar Grants to fund faculty projects focused on innovative scholarship and creative expression in the humanities.

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Class of 2018: Kelly Perry uses storytelling to connect and heal

May. 8, 2018—Kelly Perry believes in the power of stories—writing them, collecting them and sharing them to strengthen community.

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Class of 2018: Jalen Dansby sets his sights on medical school and community leadership

Apr. 23, 2018—As Jalen Dansby approaches Commencement, he has acceptance letters from 10 of the country’s top medical schools, including Yale and Vanderbilt. He’s motivated to become a doctor not just for himself, but also for his community.

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Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer to discuss Haiti and health care Feb. 19

Feb. 14, 2018—Physician, anthropologist and UN adviser Paul Farmer discusses HIV, Haiti and other global health issues at Langford Auditorium Feb. 19.

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‘Gun Violence Prevention: A Community Conversation’ Feb. 14

Feb. 1, 2018—A panel discussion on gun violence prevention, along with a moderated public debate, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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LGBT rights and health on the African continent

Nov. 10, 2017—The recent decriminalization of homosexuality in Mozambique has not made it easier for LGBT advocacy groups to support these populations within the country.

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More than 120 undergrads gain graduate-level research experience through VSSA

Aug. 4, 2017—Students hosted by the elite Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy presented their research—from stem cells to Zika—at the 15th annual Student Research Symposium held Aug. 3 at the Engineering and Science Building.

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Economist explains impacts of Senate health plan

Jul. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt University economist Andrew Goodman-Bacon, who studies the long-term effects of public safety net programs like Medicaid, gives his take on the latest Senate health care proposal.

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Medicine, Health and Society professor edits ‘Mississippi Encyclopedia’

Jun. 26, 2017—Odie Lindsey of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society attended an induction ceremony at the Library of Congress for the "Mississippi Encyclopedia." Lindsey is an editor of the book.

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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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Teen pregnancy reduction campaigns in Brazil may be backfiring

Jun. 1, 2017—Discussing the potential for depression in young pregnant women is not an effective way to curb young women from getting pregnant, according to a new study of Brazilian mothers

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Worship is good for your health: Vanderbilt study

May. 31, 2017—Religious worship can be good for the body as well as the soul, according to a new Vanderbilt University study.

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