NASHVILLE, Tenn. Bassam Zahid, a student at Meharry Medical College, announced the launch of Meharry Mobile Monday night at the Startup Symposium of 2100, the school’s new health and technology group.
Meharry Mobile 1.0 is now available for Android and iPhone devices. The free app provides access to upcoming events, college news, social media and more. It offers a wide range of features, ranging from Blackboard to Tweets about Meharry. Android users can download the app by going to the Google Play Store. The app is also available in the iTunes Store for Apple iPhone users.
Zahid, who is also the founder of 2100, said he was “extremely pleased” to announce the new mobile app’s launch. He called it the result of efforts to boost collaboration and communication among students and faculty.
“By combining my vision for 2100 and their vision for the Meharry Mobile app, we’re hoping to create a culture change,” he said. “You see, we’re living here in an intellectual golden age. Never again will we be surrounded by such a high concentration of extremely intelligent and talented people.”
The student body, Zahid said, was the app’s first official test group. He asked for feedback and suggestions in order to improve it for future users. “Any bugs you find, anything you think needs to be added, if you’re a professor and you feel like you want a little more information out there,” he said, “you can just let us know and we’ll get that added.”
About Meharry Medical College
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Meharry Medical College is one of the nation's oldest and largest historically black academic health science centers dedicated to educating physicians, dentists, researchers, and health policy experts.
About the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
Founded in 1999, the Alliance bridges the institutions of Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University. Its mission is to enrich learning and advance clinical research by developing and supporting mutually beneficial partnerships between Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University and the communities they serve.