Vanderbilt Scholars in HIV and Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Research website is now up

Matt Schorr
November 14, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Vanderbilt Scholars in HIV and Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Research (V-SCHOLARS) website is now up and running. The program provides two years of support for mentored research, using a unique dual-mentor structure – one mentor from the HIV/immunology field and one from a HLBS field – and is open to junior MDs and PhDs from Vanderbilt University Medical Center or Meharry Medical College.

Innovative Statewide Forum brings together Community Health Workers from throughout Tennessee

Matt Schorr
November 13, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. A packed room with almost 100 attendees at Saint Thomas Hospital West listened as Raisha Montgomery recalled a home visit with a single mother and her asthmatic son.
 As a Community Health Educator for the Methodist Le Bonheur Community Outreach Division in Memphis, Montgomery was accustomed to working well away from the spotlight. Yet, the statewide forum’s sole purpose was shining a light on the efforts of Community Health Workers (CHWs) like her.

MVA Executive Director receives Distinguished Service to Translational Scientists Award

Matt Schorr
October 30, 2018

 Photo by Matt Schorr
 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.

‘Getting Social with MVSA’ brings together Meharry and Vanderbilt students

Matt Schorr
October 22, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Students from both Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center gathered at E.S. Rose Park on September 29, 2018, for the Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance’s (MVSA) “Getting Social with MVSA” event.   Bringing students together “They kicked off their first event of the academic year in order to bring students from both institutions together,” Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Program Manager Pilar Prather, M.Ed explained.

Meharry Medical College will host live stream viewing of TED Med Live 2018 Nov. 16 – 17

Matt Schorr
October 19, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Meharry Medical College will again host a TEDMED live stream viewing this year with TEDMED Live 2018. The two-day event will livestream the official TEDMED conference, as well as provide networking opportunities, discussion panels and thought-provoking art exhibits. TEDMED helps deliver novel ideas to the people on the front lines of health and medicine around the world and falls in line with Meharry’s mission to improve service to underserved communities.

PMHDC requesting applications for Year 4 Pilot Project Awards

Matt Schorr
October 18, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Precision Medicine and Health Disparities Collaborative (PMDHC) is inviting pilot projects that address both the precision medicine and health disparities.
 Click here to view the Request for Applications.

PMHDC announces Year-3 Pilot Project awardees

Matt Schorr
October 17, 2018

 Jamaine Davis, PhD, Meharry Medical College; Stephen Deppen, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; and Kim Sandler, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

'Navigating the Pre-Health Path' summit hopes to bring more black men into the health field

Matt Schorr
October 15, 2018

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 Well over 100 attendees registered to attend the “Navigating the Pre-Health Path" summit.
 NASHVILLE, Tenn. Encouragement, resilience and passion were the key messages on September 22, 2018, during “Navigating the Pre-Health Path,” a summit for black men interested in health professions.