Posts Tagged ‘Race’

Message to the VUSN community regarding the Derek Chauvin verdicts

April 21, 2021

The murder of George Floyd last spring impacted many of us deeply. His death, and the deaths of so many people of color at the hands of police, brought to the forefront much-needed discussions of racism, injustice, violence and privilege. Yesterday’s conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin on all counts for Mr. Floyd’s death…

Metzl to discuss political allegiances, health decisions and racial anxiety in Jan. 11 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

December 8, 2020

Why do some Americans put their health at risk by allegiance to a political policy, issue or leader? What motivates them? How do politicians use those allegiances, as well as racial anxiety? And what can health care practitioners do for these patients? Physician and sociologist Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD, will address these questions and…

Miles for Mercury Color Run Saturday

October 24, 2018

The Vanderbilt Pre-Nursing Society is hosting the fifth annual Miles for Mercury event, a 3K and 5K color run, on Saturday, Oct. 27. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. on Wilson Lawn, with the run beginning at 10 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Clinic at Mercury Courts, Vanderbilt’s nurse-managed clinic providing care for some of Nashville’s…