News & Events

News, Updates, Events, and Other Resources for the Department

The department regularly hosts a series of internal events promoting the work of its faculty and students, as well as guest speakers from reputable organizations discussing topics relevant to health care, health policy, and other important topics.

  • Internal & Campus News

    VUMC Reporter; biweekly, campus news
    Work/Life Connections-EAP: located in the basement of the Medical Arts Building, Work/Life Connections-EAP offers free and confidential services to VUMC employees and their spouses
    HP Happenings; informal, personalized content for faculty & staff only; edited and published by Jake Lowary 1-3x per month

    Current HP Happenings: TBD

    Past HP Happenings

    DEI Events; DEI events within the department
    DEI Newsletter: DEI updates & initiatives within the department

  • Dept. of Health Policy & PhD Program Events

    Grand Rounds: monthly during the academic year; presenters may come from other departments at VU/VUMC, local health organizations such as the Tennessee Department of Health, or other academic institutions. Located at 2525 West End, 6th Floor Boardroom; 10th Floor or 8th Floor Boardrooms from 12-1pm

    Have a suggestion for a guest speaker to bring in for Grand Rounds? Email your ideas to

    RIPPL: Research Into Policy and Practice Lectures; covering a range of emerging topics at the forefront of public and policy discussions Held every Fall and Spring. It brings together local, state, and national though leaders and policymakers to examine policy's role in relevant issues such as Medicare for all, the opioid crisis, mid-term national elections, tobacco control, and more. Held at Light Hall 208; lectures are either 12-1pm or 4-5pm

    Takeout Thursday: Takeout Thursday is our informal work-in-progress lunch seminar series. It is held almost weekly from 12-1pm in the 2525 12th floor Grand Conference Room and covers the a variety of content pertinent to Internal Health Policy faculty & staff

    Recorded Webinars: Speakers and special guests discuss important Health Policy topics; recorded for faculty and staff

    MPH Program

    MPH Event Calendar: Tracks events and seminars pertaining to the MPH program, its students, and faculty Events range from writing studio consultations, farmers' markets, and speakers covering an array of topics