Dr. Markus intends to further knowledge for helping most vulnerable during Fellowship with MVA

Matt Schorr
July 17, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Public health is Shannon Markus, MD, MPH’s passion. Her primary goal – from her earliest days in college to her current Fellowship with the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) – is helping the most vulnerable. To that end, she plans to dedicate herself to the MVA’s community-engaged research initiatives. Those efforts and their goals align with her own ambitions in a significant way.  

Journal of General Internal Medicine paper by MVA Executive Director and Assistant Research Professor highlights need for trustworthiness in research

Matt Schorr
July 2, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The responsibility for trust often lands on possible research participants, rather than researchers. Many frame discussions around lack of trust as something that needs to change among those participants. However, there is a definite need for researchers and research institutions to demonstrate they are, in fact, trustworthy.  

All of Us Engagement Core accomplishments spotlighted in ELSI forum

Matt Schorr
June 22, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The efforts and accomplishments of the All of Us (AoU) Research Program Engagement Core took center stage on June 16, 2020, during a panel discussion entitled ”Engaging Participants as Partners: ELSI Considerations in Large-Scale Precision Medicine Research” for the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Virtual Forum.

Scholarly project aims to determine how race, trust and education influence participation in clinical research

Matt Schorr
May 4, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Research is the backbone of healthcare advancement. Every significant breakthrough in modern medicine was the result of intense, data-driven research, and new treatments can only develop through its discoveries. Significant challenges exist, however, particularly with recruitment of underrepresented populations. This contributes to health disparities for underrepresented populations and leads to worsened conditions for already vulnerable groups.