MVA Executive Director featured in Newsweek

Matt Schorr
January 4, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. A recent Newsweek article -- Should you take Calcium and Vitamin D? Benefits of supplements cast in doubt by new study -- featured Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Executive Director Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI. It highlighted a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that calls into question the benefits of such supplements.

VICTR: Research Skills Workshops scheduled for January 5

Matt Schorr
January 3, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. VICTR: Research Skills Workshops will be held Friday, January 5, 2018, from 9 - 10 a.m. at Vanderbilt University Medical Center North, Room A-3210. The presentation -- "Qualitative Research: When and How to Use It" -- will provide a broad overview of qualitative research and how it differs from quantitative research. The presentation will provide basic information on qualitative research designs, data collection and analysis, and methods to establish trustworthiness.

'Use of Multimodal Strategies for Community-Engaged Dissemination of Research Needs, Priorities, and Recommendations of the Community' grant will allow researchers to engage the community and improve transparency

Matt Schorr
December 20, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The grant entitled “Use of Multimodal Strategies for Community-Engaged Dissemination of Research Needs, Priorities, and Recommendations of the Community” will allow researchers to engage the community and improve transparency in the research process through the dissemination of research findings back to communities. It was funded by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) under the RFA “Disseminating Evidence to Improve Community Health.”  

PMHDC announces Pilot Project Awards

Matt Schorr
December 18, 2017

MIAMI, Fla. The Consortium Core of the Precision Medicine and Health Disparities Collaborative (PMHDC) is pleased to announce approval of funding to pilot research projects in the Southeast region for Year 2. The PMHDC awarded three projects for Year 1 to the following:

Precision and Health Disparities Collaborative members gather for Face-to-Face meeting

Matt Schorr
December 15, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Members of the Precision and Health Disparities Collaborative (PMHDC) from the University of Miami, University of Mississippi, Vanderbilt University, and Meharry Medical College (MMC) gathered at Meharry's Cal Turner Family Center on November 20-21, 2017, to further the goals of the five-year $11.5 million initiative from the

MVA Community Partner Neely Williams interviewed by PCORI

Matt Schorr
December 13, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Rev. Neely Williams. M.Div. has worked with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for several years. She first served as a community investigator of the PCORI funded Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) phase 1. Rev. Williams worked with a national group of stakeholders, which included patients of bariatric surgery, to develop a shape a position paper to appeal to PCORI to fund research on Obesity.

REDCap day to be Feb. 6; registration opens Dec. 6

Matt Schorr
December 5, 2017

What:  REDCap Day 2018 When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Where: Light Hall Who: Vanderbilt/Meharry REDCap users How: Registration opening Dec. 6. The registration survey link for this event will be provided via REDCap Messenger Notifications. REDCap may be accessed by logging in to with a VUNet ID.