Nashville Program Addresses Representation Problem in Medicine

A program that was first piloted in Nashville to funnel more minority students into science and medicine has expanded nationally.

The program, known as HBCU Scholars, is facilitated by the American Heart Association (AHA). It started in 2015 as an idea by Dr. Joey Barnett, a Professor of Pharmacology Emeritus at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. At the time, Dr. Barnett served as President of the Greater Southeast Affiliate of the AHA.