Alecia Fair, DrPH joins MVA team

Matt Schorr
September 22, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. For Alecia Fair, joining the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) is a culmination of both her professional and personal goals. Dr. Fair served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery with MMC between 2003 and 2011.  “I was previously a faculty member at Meharry Medical College’s (MMC) Department of Surgery on a U54 Cancer Partnership/ American Cancer Society  project on abnormal mammography follow-up in medically underserved women,” she explained.

Flexner Deans' Lecture Series presents Satcher Lecture with Hannah Valantine, MD

Matt Schorr
September 20, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. On Friday, September 29, 2017, at 12 pm, Flexner Deans' Lecture Series presents the Satcher Lecture with Hannah Valantine, MD, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, speaking on the topic, "NIH Addresses the Science of Diversity: Focusing on Institutional Change."

MVA student intern Kelly McHugh focuses energy on community engagement

Matt Schorr
August 16, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The latest Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance student intern, Kelly McHugh, is still working out the specific direction her career path will take. With two years left in her academic career, she certainly has time to determine such things. However, broadly speaking, she knows exactly where she wants to target her energies. “I want to be focused on community engagement,” she says, “to address health equity.”

MVA hosts Community Health Workers presentation and panel discussion

Matt Schorr
July 28, 2017

Photo by Jacquelyn Favours, MPH, CHES Public Health Consultant Barbara Clinton, MSW, LAPSW; Allysceaeioun B. Spears, PhD, MPH from the Tennessee Department of Health; D’Yuanna Allen-Robb, MPH from the Metro Public Health Department; and Amy Richardson, MPH from Siloam Health.  

For Earl Britt, joining MVA feels like a homecoming

Matt Schorr
July 21, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. For Earl Britt, joining the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) resembles the return from a long journey. “It’s like coming back home,” the newest MVA team member said.

Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, PhD pens Sickle Cell Disease blog on

Matt Schorr
June 26, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow with the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core, recently penned a blog on titled "It’s Not a One Size Fits All Approach: Best Practices for Engaging Minorities with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in Health Research." In it, she discussed methods for researchers seeking to recruit and engage African Americans with SCD.