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The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Research Network (MVCRN) is comprised of a team of health care providers and researchers who recognize the value and necessity of collaborations to improve patient care and care delivery, especially in medically underserved populations.  The MCVRN provides the best “real world” laboratory, allowing the community of providers who work with the underserved populations a chance to answer the questions that are important to them.

We are recruiting primary care clinicians, group practices and community health centers that provide direct patient care who wish to be involved in research or seek to support research activities to understand and reduce health disparities.  All research activities by the MVCRN respect the rights of the practice and the patients served.

The MVCRN is a member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Practice Based Research Network and supported by the Meharry Translational Research Center (MeTRC) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR). The Network is led by clinician-researchers, Drs. Charles P. Mouton and Rowena Dolor Cuffe, with more than 30 years of experience in developing and managing practice-based research networks in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas.

To join the MVCRN or to receive additional information, contact Lisa Sherden at 615-963-2817 or Clare Sullivan at 615-322-0593.