Selena Carpenter joins MVA team as Engagement Liaison

Matt Schorr
June 21, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Selena McCoy Carpenter, who joins the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) as Engagement Liaison, entered public health research after teaching special education for several years at Winterville Elementary School in Athens, Georgia. “I taught kids with behavioral and emotional disorders,” Carpenter recalled. “I was aware that most of their disabilities came not from an inherited mental illness, but from a social family structure or lack thereof.”  

MVA intern has 'passion for social justice'

Matt Schorr
June 12, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jordan Jurinsky brings the experience of a world traveler to his internship with the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA).  The East Tennessee native grew up outside of Knoxville in a town called Maryville before relocating to Japan for his final years in high school “My mom worked for a Japanese car manufacturer,” he recalled, “and she brought the whole family to Japan for a few years.”  

Newest MVA intern following family path to Nashville

Matt Schorr
June 6, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Glenn Reeves, Jr., the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance’s (MVA) latest intern, joins the team this summer after completing his undergraduate studies in biology at Morehouse College. He joined Meharry Medical College’s (MMC) School of Medicine based on the recommendation of an educator there.

Second Faith & Health Summit focuses on 'Congregations and Youth Resilience'

Matt Schorr
May 15, 2018

 Photo by Matt Schorr
 Pictured from left to right are Jordan Owens; Nashville Health Disparities Coalition Co-Chair Cynthia Jackson, PhD; Sierra Utley; Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Executive Director Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI; and Rep. Rev. Harold M. Love, Jr., PhD at the Faith & Health Summit.

Newest MVA team member eager to give back to the community

Matt Schorr
April 24, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jabári Ichimura, the newest team member to join the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA), hopes to benefit the community while serving as Clinical Research Coordinator III. “I definitely want involvement with the community, to relate my work to the people that it’s helping,” he said.