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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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) Executive Director Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI received the Distinguished Service to Translational Scientists Award at the Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum on October 26, 2018.
The award recognized Dr. Wilkins’ contributions to launching and sustaining shared resources and services for all translational scientists.
Clinical and Translational Scientist Development Associate Dean Katherine E. Hartmann, MD, PhD, presented the award, stating, “Translational science is intrinsically interdisciplinary and often large scale. Vanderbilt is privileged to have a culture of service in which senior investigators, administrative leadership, directors of cores and services and colleagues contribute to collected processes and resources.”
The forum was an annual celebration of translational research at Vanderbilt. It highlighted the success of early career investigators while also honoring their mentors.
About the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
Founded in 1999, the Alliance bridges the institutions of Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Its mission is to enrich learning and advance clinical research in three primary areas -- community engagement, interprofessional education and research -- by developing and supporting mutually beneficial partnerships between Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the communities they serve. Through community engagement, the Alliance serves a large community of stakeholders including surrounding universities and colleges, community organizations, faith-based outlets and community health centers. Its interprofessional education enhances students' interdisciplinary understanding and improves patient outcomes through integrated care. The research conducted provides access to experienced grant writers and materials supporting the grant application process and facilitates grant-writing workshops.