Jun. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt’s innovative center that links the study of medicine to other disciplines will be headed by Dr. Jonathan M. Metzl, an expert in American culture, psychiatry and medical humanities.
Tyson Brown receives RWJF pilot grant to study the intersections of Race/Ethnicity, Gender and Class on Chronic Disease
Jun. 24, 2011—Tyson Brown, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University, recently received a pilot grant through the RWJF Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College. His study entitled, “The Intersection of Race/Ethnicity, Gender and Class on Chronic Disease and Disability Trajectories” integrates life course and intersectionality perspectives to examine the joint and simultaneous...
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Jun. 23, 2011—French professor Holly Tucker delves into the fascinating history of blood transfusions.
Jun. 22, 2011—On Jan 8, 2011, a 22-year-old high-school dropout named Jared Lee Loughner allegedly opened fire at a “Congress On Your Corner” meeting outside a grocery store in Tucson, AZ, USA. Using a 9 mm Glock 19 semiautomatic pistol, Loughner shot US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and then fired indiscriminately into the gathered crowd. Six people died and 19 were injured by the less-than-a- minute shooting spree, which ended when an injured bystander tackled Loughner as he attempted to reload.
Jun. 22, 2011—Watch video of Jonathan Metzl, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health and Society speaking on ”The Future of the Medicine, Health and Society” Sept. 21, 2011 Wednesday, Sept 21, 4:15pm Reception to follow Buttrick 101 New MHS director Jonathan Metzl hosts a community forum to discuss the future of Vanderbilt’s Medicine, Health, and Society...
Center for Research on Health Disparities to study the role stress plays in the health disparities observed across socioeconomic status and race
Jun. 21, 2011—Professor Jonathan Metzl’s "The Protest Psychosis" was recently featured on the Society Pages
“The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination,” Alondra Nelson, Columbia University
Jun. 20, 2011—NOVEMBER 8, 4:15PM Location TBA Reception to follow in the Black Cultural Center Auditorium Alondra Nelson teaches sociology and gender studies at Columbia University. She taught previously at Yale University, where she received the Poorvu Family Award for teaching excellence. Her book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination...