Dr. Derek Griffith, associate professor of Medicine, Health, and Society awarded the Tom Bruce Award by the Community-Based Public Health Caucus (CBPH), which is affiliated with the American Public Health Association (APHA). The Tom Bruce Award is presented at the annual APHA meeting in recognition of an individual’s leadership in community-based public health and recognizes “an individual who has made a significant contribution to the CBPH Caucus and the CBPH Movement.” Quoting from the award, Dr. Griffith’s research on “eliminating health disparities that vary by race, ethnicity and gender” earned him his award. The award was presented at the APHA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA on November 5, 2013. The Tom Bruce Award was established in 2006 by the Community-Based Public Health (CBPH) Caucus of the American Public Health Association (APHA). The award celebrates the work and the legacy of Dr. Bruce, who many in the CBPH Movement have called the “Father of CBPH.” Past winners of the Tom Bruce Award include Meredith Minkler, Barbara Israel, Geni Eng, Bonnie Duran and Nina Wallerstein.
The Graduate Leadership Academy (GLA) aims to identify tomorrow’s leaders and train students to assume leadership roles now and in the future. The Graduate Leadership Academy will allow students to explore formal topics related to leadership development, engage with key leaders across the university, and learn specific skills that will enhance your development as future leaders.
The FoodCORE centers work together to detect, investigate, respond to and control foodborne illnesses in about 14% of the United States’ population. The foundation of Tennessee’s FoodCORE program is the student interview team. This team consists of three MHS students, Matthew Goldstein (BA 2013, MA 2014), Jennifer Bellido (BA 2015), and Muhammad Chauhan (BA 2015). Read more.
Elisabeth Rosenthal writes on the cost of healthcare in the US, specifically maternity care. Read more.
MHS Professor Ken MacLeish’s new book receives great review on The Daily Beast. Brian Van Reet writes on the Nidal Hasan trial, and MacLeish’ study of the Army, and what they have in common: the gulf between our nation’s citizens and its warrior caste. Read more.
The MA in the Social Foundations of Health emphasizes health disparities, interdisciplinary research, and critical perspectives on health and illness. The topically and methodologically broad curriculum draws on anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, ethics, policy studies, economics as well as Vanderbilt’s schools of medicine, nursing, law and public health. Through faculty research collaborations, students will acquire foundational skills that will help them pursue careers, or advanced degrees, in a wide array of health-related fields. Successful applicants are eligible for teaching assistantships and tuition scholarships.
MHS associate professor Derek Griffith gives an important talk titled, ’Masculinities and Men’s Health in the New Millennium’. The lecture is scheduled for Friday, 1-1:50pm September 27 2013 in Sarratt Cinema. Read more.
Date: Wednesday, September 11
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Place: Calhoun Portico
Come to an Ice Cream Social on the Calhoun Portico, catered by The Pied Piper Creamery. Open to MHS students and faculty, as well as students and faculty who want to learn more about MHS. And anyone else who likes ice cream.
Date: Thursday & Friday, October 3-4
Place: Various locations
This two-day conference explores political exigencies of health in the US and around the world. All events are free and open to the public – please particularly consider encouraging your students to attend. Full schedule further details appear on the conference website, http://politicsofhealthconference.org. Of note, discounted hotel rooms remain for out-of-town guests.