Flexner Deans' Lecture Series presents Satcher Lecture with Hannah Valantine, MD

Matt Schorr
September 20, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. On Friday, September 29, 2017, at 12 pm, Flexner Deans' Lecture Series presents the Satcher Lecture with Hannah Valantine, MD, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, speaking on the topic, "NIH Addresses the Science of Diversity: Focusing on Institutional Change."

MVA student intern Kelly McHugh focuses energy on community engagement

Matt Schorr
August 16, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The latest Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance student intern, Kelly McHugh, is still working out the specific direction her career path will take. With two years left in her academic career, she certainly has time to determine such things. However, broadly speaking, she knows exactly where she wants to target her energies. “I want to be focused on community engagement,” she says, “to address health equity.”

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.

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

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 EdgeForScholars.org 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.