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Metzl’s ‘Dying of Whiteness’ honored with RFK Book Award

Jun. 23, 2020—“Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland” by Professor Jonathan Metzl has been awarded the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

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Vanderbilt scholars curate new insights about social contexts of health and well-being in recent journals

Jun. 15, 2020—A precision medicine approach to health disparities, the social contexts of caregiving, the global psyche and Indigenous perspectives on science are the topics of recent journal issues edited by Vanderbilt University faculty that touch on health and well-being.

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McKay, Gonzales are featured speakers for May 15 webinar on LGBTQ health in the age of coronavirus

May. 15, 2020—Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay and Gilbert Gonzales will be the featured speakers for a webinar at 1 p.m. today focused on LGBTQ health in the age of coronavirus.

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A Bus Ride to Smile About: Dara Johnson, BA’20

Apr. 30, 2020—From Rosa Parks to the Freedom Riders, buses have been a potent symbol of change in Dara Johnson’s hometown, and she’s working to become the next person to deliver transformation through transportation—in the form of a mobile dental clinic.

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Medicine, Health and Society Virtual Coffee Hour: ‘Politics in a Pandemic’ April 16

Apr. 15, 2020—The Center for Medicine, Health and Society’s virtual coffee hour series continues Thursday, April 16, at noon CST (1 p.m. EST). This week’s topic is “Doing Politics in a Pandemic.”

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Transgender Americans experience significant economic, health challenges: Study

Apr. 13, 2020—Transgender adults experience considerably greater economic hardship and worse health than cisgender adults, according to the first study to document the socioeconomic struggles of this population in the United States. 

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Nutrition professor shares four tips for healthy eating while sheltering at home

Apr. 10, 2020—Jamie Pope, registered dietitian nutritionist and assistant professor of practice in Medicine, Health and Society, offers four tips for maintaining proper nutrition while balancing the stress of self-quarantine.

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Virtual Gatherings: Zoom coffee hours help MHS students and faculty stay connected, consider current events

Apr. 9, 2020—Medicine, Health and Society's virtual Thursday coffee hours leverages the center’s academic focus on the social aspects of illness and health to help students process the impact of COVID-19 on the wider world—and to blow off steam with a short dance break, too.

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‘Dialogic praxis’ enhances psychotherapeutic success for youth

Jan. 16, 2020—For young patients, therapy works best when they are encouraged to become co-experts in the search for answers, according to findings from a study in Brazil co-authored by Dominique Béhague.

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