Spring 2018 Newsletter now available

Matt Schorr
April 2, 2018

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Spring 2018 Newsletter is now available, featuring all the latest news and events from the MVA's Research, IPE and Community Engagement pillars, as well as the Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance.

IPE Student Project continues with Spring Sessions

Matt Schorr
March 14, 2018

 Photo by Pilar Prather, M.Ed
 The Interprofessional Education (IPE) Student Project resumed after Christmas Break with Spring Sessions at the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance.

MVA Executive Director contributes to Lancet blog on cardiovascular health in women

Matt Schorr
February 26, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ​Despite a decline in cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality over the past decades, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death among men and women in the USA. Sex-specific differences in CVD prevention, diagnosis, and treatment persist, and CVD in women is under-researched, misdiagnosed, and inadequately treated.

Meharry alum serves as a mentor, guide and trailblazer

Matt Schorr
February 22, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Tiffany Megan Richburg, MD is a trailblazer. The Meharry Medical College (MMC) alum serves as an Assistant Professor within Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. She’s one of very few African American women within that field, making her a rarity among her peers.

Whose Central Line Is It Anyway returns

Matt Schorr
February 21, 2018

 Photo by Pilar Prather, M.Ed
 Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance members play Hula Hoop Trivia during the second Whose Central Line Is It Anyway variety show.
 NASHVILLE, Tenn. Hula Hoop Trivia. Pen in the Bottle. Dueling Saxophones.

MVA Staff present at Justice and Advocacy for Health in Tennessee Symposium

Matt Schorr
February 8, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Two Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) staff presented as Gold Mining Session Leaders at the Justice and Advocacy for Health in Tennessee Symposium. Jacquelyn S. Favours, MPH, CPH, CHES and Pilar Prather, M.Ed presented “Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance: A Community-Academic Partnership Fostering Community-Engaged Research.” They introduced medical students to the concept of community-engaged research (CEnR) and provided examples of MVA community academic partnerships.