Oct. 4, 2019—The National Institute on Aging has awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay, Kitt Carpenter, Lauren Gaydosh and Gilbert Gonzales to study the health effects of social and support networks on sexual and gender minorities 50 to 70 years old in the South.
Jul. 11, 2018—One of the first studies to examine the health impacts of legal marriage for LGBT individuals has found gay men were more likely to receive routine medical care following marriage legalization.
Dec. 12, 2017—Funded by a 2017 TIPs grant, the Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab connects interdisciplinary faculty and students to study the impact of LGBT-related public policies. In the VU BreakThru blog, Tara McKay, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, discusses how she uses her research to influence health, legal and social policies in both the domestic and global arenas.
May. 1, 2017—Students participating in the first University Courses gave the initiative high marks, noting that the cross-campus curriculum created unique opportunities for students to tackle important subjects.
Mar. 20, 2017—“Perspectives on Health Care Reform: From Obamacare to the American Health Care Act” is open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students.
Mar. 6, 2017—Students from a University Course on the nation's health care policies spent an immersive day at the Tennessee State Capitol recently, meeting with legislators and discussing issues.
Jan. 16, 2017—A new study shows that access to health insurance can help hold a community together socially, and lack of it can contribute to the fraying of neighborhood cohesion. The study, Beyond Health Effects? Examining the Social Consequences of Community Levels of Uninsurance Pre-ACA, published by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, is an effort...
Dec. 19, 2016—A trans-institutional team of Vanderbilt social scientists and medical professionals will look at how laws affecting LGBT individuals and families affect their health and the economy.
Spring 2017 University Courses to examine health policy, mass incarceration and mobile cloud computing
Oct. 21, 2016—Enrollment opens Oct. 31 for three University Courses being offered this spring to tackle significant societal and technological issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Feb. 22, 2016—Five classes ranging from the history of black Nashville to the impact of mobile cloud computing will be the inaugural set of University Courses at Vanderbilt University—a new initiative arising from the recent Academic Strategic Plan.