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VUMC’s Baganz honored by Society for Neuroscience

Nov. 12, 2015—For her contributions to public communication, outreach and education about neuroscience, Nicole Baganz, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in Pharmacology, received the 2015 Next Generation Award from the Society for Neuroscience.

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TIP SHEET: Mental health and society expert can comment on Holmes sentence

Aug. 3, 2015—Jonathan Metzl of Vanderbilt University can comment on the sentencing of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.

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A little jolt helps the brain get back on track

Jul. 8, 2015—Applying mild electrical stimulation to an area of the brain associated with cognitive control helps people with schizophrenia to recognize errors and adjust their behavior to avoid them.

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James Holmes mass shooting trial – mental health and gun violence expert available

Jan. 19, 2015—Jury selection is set to begin in the mass shooting trial James Holmes. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 more when he allegedly opened fire in a Colorado movie theatre in 2012. Vanderbilt psychiatrist, sociologist director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society Dr. Jonathan Metzl, is an expert on gun violence and mental illness.

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Mental Illness is the wrong scapegoat after mass shootings

Dec. 11, 2014—An extensive new study by two Vanderbilt University researchers challenges common assumptions about gun violence and mental illness that often emerge in the aftermath of mass shootings.

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Metzl on Mental Illness and Gun Violence

Sep. 26, 2014—After the horrific mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2011, a conservative commentator claimed that “guns don’t kill people—the mentally ill do.” Metzl believes this attitude is based on misconceptions about mental illness and violence that obscure larger issues about gun violence in America.

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Vanderbilt expert: Mental illness is often not to blame in mass shootings

Apr. 8, 2014—When a mass shooting occurs there are often two camps of thought: those who feel the country needs stronger gun laws and those who blame the horrific act on mental illness.

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Lecture to explore links between guns, mental illness, mass shootings

Apr. 4, 2014—Jonathan Metzl of Vanderbilt will speak April 15 at Adventure Science Center about connections that may link guns, mental illness and mass shootings in America.

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