All currently scheduled events sponsored or co-sponsored by the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society (MHS) are listed below. This is a working list and is updated frequently. If you know of an event co-sponsored by MHS that is not listed below please contact Nadia Rahman.
  • August 18, 12:00-1:00pm: Student Advisory Board (SAB) Meeting
  • August 19, 9:30am: 4+1 Student Orientation
  • August 20: First day of classes
  • August 26, 6:00-8:30pm: MHS All-Faculty Reception
  • September 3, 4:30-6:30pm: MHS Student and Faculty Ice Cream Social
  • October 10-11: Vanderbilt Reunion Weekend
  • October 14, 5:00pm: 4+1 Info Session Free Pizza
  • October 16-17: Fall Break
  • October 21, 2:30-4:00pm: Men’s Health Panel
  • November 12, 12:00-1:15pm: Ebola in Perspective: Health, Panic, and Politics
  • November 18, 8:30-9:45am: MHS Graduate Student Professionalization Workshop
  • November 22-30: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 4: Last day of classes
  • December 5-13: Undergraduate examinations and reading days
  • January 5: First day of Spring semester classes
  • February 17-20: MHS-VIO Special Workshop funded by Vanderbilt International Office, “Contested Global Biopsychiatry: Establishing an International Partnership for Critical and Constructive Global Mental Health”
  • February 24: Hot Topics in MHS: Design, Disability, and Public Art, featuring Sara Hendren
  • February 28 – March 8: Spring Break
  • March 24, 6:00-7:30pm: Curricular Event, Dean’s Residence Dinner
  • April 15: Health and the South Conference: MHS co-hosts The Politics of Parenthood at the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University
  • April 20: Last day of classes
  • April 21-3o: Undergraduate examinations and reading days
  • May 7: MHS graduation and awards ceremony
  • May 8: Commencement
  • MHS Service Day, TBA
  • Hot Topics in MHS, TBA
  • Medical Imagery Exhibit, TBA
  • Student Career Panel, TBA
  • Health and the South Conference, TBA
  • MHS Research Colloquium:
    Date Time
    Sept 9 8:30-9:45 Ken MacLeish (MHS), “Suicide and the Governance of Military Life”
    Sept 23 12:45-2:00 Rakefet Zalashik (University of Potsdam, Jewish Studies/MHS), “Bioethics in the Shadow of the Holocaust”
    Oct 14 12:45-2:00 Jonathan Metzl (MHS), “Pathographies of Doctorly Desire”
    Oct 21 2:30-4:00 *Men’s Health Panel
    Oct 28 8:30-9:45 Laura Stark (MHS), “Miners as Canary: Labor Unions, government research, and the smell of dangerous medicine”
    Nov 11 12:45-2:00 Lisa Guenther (Philosophy), TBD
    Nov 18 8:30-9:45 Graduate Student Professionalization Workshop
    Dec 9 12:45-2:00 Nanibaa’ Garrison (Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society), TBD