As pandemic continues, former MVA Applied Experience student matched with Johns Hopkins Hospital

Matt Schorr
April 1, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Match Day is the culmination of four challenging years. In some ways, it’s the most exciting day of the medical school experience. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students receive notice of their residency placements, and they prepare for the next chapter of their lives. Such an event typically calls for pomp and circumstance. Vanderbilt holds a ceremony honoring the future healthcare providers, and then sponsors a reception for students, faculty, family and friends.

Community Health Worker Collaborative holds bi-monthly webinar

Matt Schorr
March 23, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Tennessee Community Health Worker Collaborative held another webinar as a part of the bimonthly Community Health Worker (CHW) webinar series, on Thursday, March 12, and explored how organizations across Tennessee use CHWs and CHW-like roles to improve community health in Tennessee.

Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance's annual variety show brings together students from both institutions

Matt Schorr
March 4, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Four students squatted over empty 2-liter bottles, their knees pressed together in an effort to clutch a single pen and position it over the bottles’ respective – and tiny – openings. The first student wobbled. The second swayed. The third even giggled. Behind them stood a lively wall of other students. They clapped. They cheered. They jumped.

MVA Research Student's career goals shifted in college

Matt Schorr
February 10, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Although the specifics of her career path shifted, Teris Taylor always intended to work in healthcare. Throughout her childhood and high school years, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance’s (MVA) latest Research Immersion student planned to enter maternal health care. That changed in college, however. “Up until I was a senior in high school, I always wanted to be an OB/GYN,” Taylor recalled.

My Healthcare Home website an effective tool to find quality care

Matt Schorr
February 7, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Metro Health Department and Safety Net Consortium of Middle Tennessee (SNCMT) hosted an official launch for the newly revamped My Healthcare Home website – – this week. Members of the health department and the SNCMT clinics gathered to discuss the site’s capabilities and plan for its future use.

VUMC Celebrates Black History Month

February 4, 2020

The VUMC African American Employee Resource Group (AA ERG), which is a new employee group along with the Veterans, LGBTQ and Hispanic/Latino employee groups that VUMC started to provide various employee-led support and engagement.