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Past Events

Fall 2022

  • Aug. 23, 2022, TBD, Master’s Orientation
  • Aug. 30, 2022, 4:00-5:30pm, Calhoun Portico, MHS Ice Cream Social

Spring 2022

  • Jan 11, 2022, 12:45-2:00 pm CST, via Zoom: MHS/PPS Search Committee presents “Policing substance use: Chicago’s Treatment Program for Narcotics Arrests” with Panka Bencsik, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Chicago, Urban Labs
  • Jan. 13, 2022, 12:45-2:00pm CST, via Zoom: Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Director for Gun Violence Prevention, American Progress, presents “No Shots Fired: Emotional and Physical Symptoms After Threats of Gunfire in the United States, 2009-2019”
  • Jan. 22, 2022, 8:00-3:00pm CST, Dominique Behague, Gilbert Gonzales, and Ken MacLeish will participate in the Vanderbilt Critical Psychiatry Conference (VCPC), a student-led virtual and free event organized by MHS junior Joseph Sexton ’23
  • Jan. 25, 2022, 12:45-2:00 pm CST, via Zoom:MHS/PPS Search Committee presents: “What doesn’t kill us, hurts us longer: Community gun violence and functional disability in four U.S. cities” with Daniel C. Semenza, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Affiliated Scholar, Center for Urban Research and Education, Rutgers University – Camden; Faculty Affiliate, New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research
  • Jan. 27, 2022, 12:30-12:20pm CST, MHS/GHSM Virtual Coffee Hour Series for Students presents “Are we really interested in decolonizing Global Health?” with Laura Mkumba, MSc – Clinical Research Coordinator at Duke University
  • Feb. 17, 2022, 12:30-12:20pm CST, MHS/GHSM Virtual Coffee Hour Series for Students presents Creating community with the Social Medicine On Air Podcast”. Meet part of the team running the Social Medicine on Air podcast series: Sebastian Fonseca, Brendan Johnson, and Leila Sabbagh
  • Mar. 1, 2022, 1:10-2:00pm, Register for Zoom link, “Laboratory Life and Social Death: The Problem of Diversity in Science and SocietyMHS e-Colloquium w/ Dr. James Doucet-Battle, Assistant Professor of the Department of Sociology, Science and Justice Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Mar. 24, 2022, 7:30pm, Sarratt Cinema, Prof. Tara McKay hosts a public screening of Cured (2020), a documentary about the removal of homosexuality from the DSM, as part of the International Lens Film series. Co-sponsored in collaboration with the Vanderbilt LGBTQ Policy Lab, and the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Mar. 30, 2022, 3:30-4:15pm CST, MHS/GHSM Virtual Coffee Hour Series for Students presents “Building the Health Equity Network of the Americas” with Arachu Castro, PhD, MPH, Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America, Tulane University
  • Apr. 5, 2022, 1:10-2:00pm, Register for Zoom link, MHS e-Colloquium w/ Tara McKay presents a work-in-progress “Social Networks, Aging, and Health in the VUSNAPS Cohort” as part of the MHS e-Colloquium series
  • Apr. 6, 2022, 12:30-2:30pm, Calhoun Portico, MHS Advising Pizza & Ice Cream Party
  • May 11, 2022, 3:00-5:00pm, Calhoun Portico, MHS Graduation Reception

Fall 2021

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Fall 2020

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Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

  • Feb 8, 2018, iLens presents Unrest, Cosponsored by Communications Studies and Center for Medicine Health and Society.
  • Feb 13, 2018, 7:00 pm, BCC Auditorium, Screening of Whose Streets? documentary with panel discussion to follow.
  • Feb 14, 2018, 12:00-1:30 pm, Light Hall 208, Gun Violence Prevention: A Community Conversation, Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health, Society, Program in American Studies, and Deans’ Offices of Arts and Science and Medicine.
  • Feb 22, 2:45-3:45 pm, Buttrick 123, Conversation with Jeremy Greene. Contact Laura Stark for more information.
  • Mar 1, 8:00-9:30 am, Calhoun 300, Student Breakfast with Perri Klass – “The Doctor as Journalist: Interviewing, Verifying, Constructing Narrative.” RSVP required.
  • Mar 13, 1:00-2:30 pm, Calhoun 300, MHS Colloquium: 4+1 Student Presentations.
  • Mar 27, 4:10 pm, Stevenson 4327, Robert McRuer, “Crip Times 2018: Queer/Disability Politics in a Post-Truth Era”
  • Apr 3, 12-2:30 pm, Calhoun 300, MHS Fall Registration Pizza Party.
  • Apr 12, TBD, Sarratt 216/220, MHS Hot Topics with Mimi Khuc.
  • May 10, 3:00-5:00 pm, Calhoun 300, MHS Pre-Commencement Award Reception, for graduating students and their families.

Fall 2017

  • Nov 14, 7:00 pm, Buttrick 101, Vanderbilt Creative Writing and MHS present poet Molly McCully Brown reading from her first book of poems, The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded.
  • Nov 14, 11:30 am, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, MHS Professor Ken MacLeish is one of the featured speakers for a community discussion of war, art, and medicine hosted by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and Vanderbilt Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations. More info here.
  • Nov 9, 7:30 pm, Sarratt Cinema, Professor Tara McKay presents Inxeba, an iLens film.
  • Nov 7, 1-2:30 pm, Sarratt 216/220, Hot Topics in MHS. Dr. John Kinder, “‘Never in this World a Victim Like Me’: What Disabled Veterans Can Teach Us about the History (and Future) of American War.” More info here.
  • Oct 30, University of Chicago, MHS Professor Ken MacLeish presented his new research on post-9/11 veterans at the University of Chicago anthropology department.
  • Oct 20, 12:10 pm, Garland 101, Dr. Dana Ain Davis, “Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery in the Afterlife of Slavery.” Cosponsored by Anthropology and the Center for Medicine, Health, & Society.
  • Oct 17, 12-2:30 pm, Calhoun 300, MHS Fall Registration Pizza Party. More info here.
  • Oct 6, 12:30-2:00 pm, Calhoun 300, MHS Alumni Discuss Their Career Trajectories. More info here.
  • Oct 3, 4-5 pm, Calhoun 300, MHS 4+1 Info Session. More info here.
  • Sep 26, 1-2:30 pm, Sarratt 216/220, Hot Topics in MHS. Dr. Benjamin Reiss, “Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World.” Cosponsored by Medicine, Health, & Society and the English Department. More info here.
  • Sep 15, Professor Jonathan Metzl will deliver his keynote “Structural Competency: Assessing a New Paradigm for Race and Racisms in Medicine” at the FHI Humanities Futures Initiative’s Capstone Conference. More details here.
  • Sep 11, Professor Tara McKay“Pursuing Social Justice through Global Health Research and Science.” Global Engagement Lecture Series, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Sep 6, 6-9 pm, Bearded Iris, MHS Faculty Reception
  • Aug 30, 4-5:30 pm, Calhoun Portico, MHS Ice Cream Social
  • Aug 25, Professor Tara McKay“The Social Costs of Uninsurance: What Happens When Communities are Systematically Denied Coverage?”New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Center for Community Health Action, New York, NY

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