MVA hosts Community Health Workers presentation and panel discussion

Matt Schorr
July 28, 2017

Photo by Jacquelyn Favours, MPH, CHES Public Health Consultant Barbara Clinton, MSW, LAPSW; Allysceaeioun B. Spears, PhD, MPH from the Tennessee Department of Health; D’Yuanna Allen-Robb, MPH from the Metro Public Health Department; and Amy Richardson, MPH from Siloam Health.  

For Earl Britt, joining MVA feels like a homecoming

Matt Schorr
July 21, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. For Earl Britt, joining the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) resembles the return from a long journey. “It’s like coming back home,” the newest MVA team member said.

Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, PhD pens Sickle Cell Disease blog on

Matt Schorr
June 26, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow with the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core, recently penned a blog on titled "It’s Not a One Size Fits All Approach: Best Practices for Engaging Minorities with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in Health Research." In it, she discussed methods for researchers seeking to recruit and engage African Americans with SCD.

NHDC announces rollout of new website

Matt Schorr
June 16, 2017

Photo by Matt Schorr Pictured from left to right at the Nashville Health Disparities Coalition (NHDC) website rollout are NHDC Co-Chair Sam McCullough, NHDC Chair Dr. Cynthia Jackson and REACH 2020 Community Organizer Taylyn Lewis.  

Neighborhoods Resource Center hosts Local Forum

Matt Schorr
June 15, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. On Tuesday, June 6. 2017, the Neighborhoods Resource Center hosted the Local Forum "Making Research More Relevant to People: Results of a PCORI Methods Award" at the Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center. Those gathered at the forum discussed the results of a PCORI project focused on understanding and improving patient/community engagement. Conclusion drawn by the project included

Precision Medicine & Health Disparities Collaborative now accepting applications for PMHDC Pilot Project Awards

Matt Schorr
May 31, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Precision Medicine & Health Disparities Collaborative, led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Meharry Medical College and the University of Miami, is now accepting applications for Precision Medicine and Health Disparities Collaborative Pilot Project (PMHDC) Awards. Each 1-year pilot project award is for up to $50,000 direct cost. The application deadline is July 15, 2017.

Medical Grand Rounds presents 'Health Care Reform: From ObamaCare to the American Health Care Act'

Matt Schorr
May 30, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. On Thursday, June 1, 2017, the Department of Internal Medicine and Nashville General Hospital at Meharry will present Medical Grand Rounds, with Gilbert Gonzales, PhD discussing "Health Care Reform: From ObamaCare to the American Health Care Act." Gonzales is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He will speak from 6 - 7 pm at the Cal Turner Family Center in Auditorium 1.