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.  

MVA Executive Director featured in Newsweek

Matt Schorr
January 4, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. A recent Newsweek article -- Should you take Calcium and Vitamin D? Benefits of supplements cast in doubt by new study -- featured Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Executive Director Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI. It highlighted a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that calls into question the benefits of such supplements.