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Meet the innovators, scholars, and explorers who are improving the world around them.

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Vivek Kumar, BA'24

Vivek said his MHS major and business minor are perfect for preparing him for a future in health care management. “I feel like the interdisciplinary nature of the MHS classes on a daily basis—coupled with my business minor—are just so practical to the work I want to do down the road. I couldn’t think of a better combination.”

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Patrick Greiner

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Greiner investigates how public policy has created social inequality in the past, increasing environmental risk to marginalized communities and affecting the health and quality of life for many.

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Avery Carpenter Forrey, BA'11

“Vanderbilt was the first place where I felt like I could make a career out of writing,” Avery said. Creative writing classes during her Avery's time at Vanderbilt were particularly influential. “Those classes gave me a toolbox and desire for writing fiction.”

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New center launches, leading the conversation on the American presidency 

New center launches, leading the conversation on the American presidency

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The big picture: Archaeology of the Andes revealed on a scale not previously seen

Study reveals a universal pattern of brain wave frequencies 

Study reveals a universal pattern of brain wave frequencies

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