Student National Medical Association discusses leadership and advocacy at Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Matt Schorr
February 6, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Student National Medical Association (SNMA), founded in 1964 as a sub-division of the National Medical Association (NMA), strives to address the needs of underserved individuals and communities throughout America. Its goals include serving as a credible source of information, encouraging the development of minority faculty and eradicating health practices that compromise quality education to minorities.

Vanderbilt Scholars in HIV and Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Research website is now up

Matt Schorr
November 14, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Vanderbilt Scholars in HIV and Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Research (V-SCHOLARS) website is now up and running. The program provides two years of support for mentored research, using a unique dual-mentor structure – one mentor from the HIV/immunology field and one from a HLBS field – and is open to junior MDs and PhDs from Vanderbilt University Medical Center or Meharry Medical College.

Innovative Statewide Forum brings together Community Health Workers from throughout Tennessee

Matt Schorr
November 13, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. A packed room with almost 100 attendees at Saint Thomas Hospital West listened as Raisha Montgomery recalled a home visit with a single mother and her asthmatic son. As a Community Health Educator for the Methodist Le Bonheur Community Outreach Division in Memphis, Montgomery was accustomed to working well away from the spotlight. Yet, the statewide forum’s sole purpose was shining a light on the efforts of Community Health Workers (CHWs) like her.  

MVA Executive Director receives Distinguished Service to Translational Scientists Award

Matt Schorr
October 30, 2018

Photo by Matt Schorr Clinical and Translational Scientist Development Associate Dean Katherine E. Hartmann, MD, PhD presents the Distinguished Service to Translational Scientists Award to Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) Executive Director Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI at the Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum.  

‘Getting Social with MVSA’ brings together Meharry and Vanderbilt students

Matt Schorr
October 22, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Students from both Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center gathered at E.S. Rose Park on September 29, 2018, for the Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance’s (MVSA) “Getting Social with MVSA” event.   Bringing students together “They kicked off their first event of the academic year in order to bring students from both institutions together,” Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Program Manager Pilar Prather, M.Ed explained.