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Apr. 12, 2021—Odie Lindsey, writer-in-residence in medicine, health and society, has received the 2021 Award for Fiction from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters for his novel "Some Go Home." The prize is the state’s highest designation for creative works.
Class of 2021: Xuanxuan Chen is completing her senior year virtually—and taking the distance in stride
Apr. 12, 2021—Xuanxuan Chen is thankful for her memories of Vanderbilt's campus as she completes her senior year from home in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China—14 time zones away—as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Class of 2021: Twins combine passions for literature, science in emerging area of narrative medicine
Mar. 26, 2021—Identical twins Jade and Jazmyn Ayers have immersed themselves in literature and personal narratives for years, leading to majors in English as well as a creative way to pair storytelling with another of their passions: medicine.
Mar. 8, 2021—Men’s health across Tennessee is trending toward improvement, according to the 2020 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card, but racial and geographic disparities persist. The report card is compiled by Vanderbilt’s Center for Research on Men’s Health in cooperation with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Tennessee Department of Health, Meharry Medical College and the Tennessee Men’s Health Network.
Nov. 2, 2020—Eunji Kim, a scholar of American public opinion, political communication and political psychology, and Caroline Randall Williams, an award-winning poet, author and activist, have been selected as Vanderbilt Global Voices Fellows for the spring 2021 semester.
Words in Common: Mother-daughter duo and writers-in-residence Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams share a deep creative calling
Oct. 2, 2020—Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams are both writers-in-residence at Vanderbilt—Randall in the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies and Williams in the Department of Medicine, Health and Society. And neither is afraid to shine a light on complicated questions around race.
Sep. 11, 2020—Derek Griffith, professor of medicine, health and society and founding director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health, takes an intersectional approach to researching the impacts of COVID-19, advocating for a more nuanced understanding of identity’s role in determining risk to enhance policy reforms toward greater health equity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”