Tennessee Health Care Annual Health Advocacy Conference is scheduled for September 15

Matt Schorr
August 20, 2018

The Tennessee Health Care Annual Health Advocacy Conference is scheduled for September 15. It will be held at the Nashville School of Law.
 Consumer advocate and former insurance company executive Wendell Potter, author of investigative books on our health insurance system (Deadly Spin; Obamacare: What's in It for Me) and the influence of money on policy-making (Nation on the Take), will be keynoting.

James Trotter happy for opportunity to work with MVA

Matt Schorr
August 10, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. For James Trotter, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance’s (MVA) new Project Manager, joining the MVA team was all about opportunity. “It was an opportunity for me to get back into project management,” he said. “I wanted to get back into project management, and this was a place where I could grow.”  

Summer research student working toward improving identification of autism

Matt Schorr
August 6, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Brittany Landry’s interest in medicine was cultivated at an early age. For most of her childhood, she lived with her grandparents in Plattenville, LA. She came in contact with several nurses throughout those years, and that sparked an interest in the medical field. As she got older, she began shadowing physicians to get better insight into what being a doctor entailed. She then went to Xavier University of Louisiana to study Biology and earn a Bachelor of Science Degree.  

Summer Research Training Program student is out to make a difference

Matt Schorr
July 30, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Titilola Ogunsola was always interested in making a difference in marginalized communities. Throughout her education, she’s worked with adolescents and adults faced with health disparities and difficult circumstances. She hopes to spearhead both intervention and prevention efforts that will bring about positive change. “This is just my heart,” the Baltimore native explained.  

Students gather for ‘Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

Matt Schorr
July 20, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. In 1951, physicians harvested cancerous cells that led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs. What came to be known as the HeLa cell line, which will reproduce indefinitely under specific conditions, continues be a source of medical data to this day. However, the patient who supplied those cells – Henrietta Lacks – was an unwitting source. She provided no consent for her cells to be cultured, and neither she nor her family was ever compensated.  

Latino faith leaders gather to discuss health needs in their community

Matt Schorr
July 20, 2018

 Photo submitted
 Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Health Educator Claudia Barajas, Sem. Juan Garcia of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Program Manager Jacquelyn Favours, MPH, CPH, CHES and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Health Educator Angelica Deaton at the Faith and Health Collaborative’s Breakfast with Pastors.

MVA intern Rohini Chakravarthy is passionate about serving the underserved

Matt Schorr
July 16, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) intern Rohini Chakravarthy knew early on she wanted to be a doctor. Both of her parents were physicians, and she always appreciated how they could empathize with people and offer the help they needed.   The path of a young physician Rohini is a Nashville native. She attended Harpeth Hall High School, a private college-preparatory school for young women, before attending Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. While there, she studied neuroscience and earned a Bachelors of Arts degree.

Aimee Edgeworth offers insight on social media marketing for researchers

Matt Schorr
June 28, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Aimee Edgeworth, Program Manager for Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Office of Clinical and Translational Scientist Development and Editor at Edge for Scholars, met with researchers at the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) to offer insight on using social media to promote clinical research.