Elisa Friedman recently joined the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance as the Director of Planning and Community Engagement. In her role, Elisa will help strengthen existing partnerships, develop new community-engaged initiatives, and implement strategies to improve the Alliance’s overall impact. Elisa will have a key role in helping demonstrate the value of the Alliance’s activities to Meharry, Vanderbilt and the broader community. read more
New Position with MVA
The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance has a position available for a Program Coordinator II. This position supports student development and inter-professional education through joint learning activities, inter-institutional programs, and community engagement. This position also supports other Meharry-Vanderbilt initiatives related to research, community engagement and other areas. The ideal candidate would have a Masters degree with 5 years of experience in a health care setting or experience with advising student groups. Click here for a full job description. Apply at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/ and search for Job Number 1310728.
MVSA Hosts “Work/Life Balance”
On November 21, 2013, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance (MVSA) hosted an educational seminar discussing the importance of work-life balance. The event was held in Light Hall on Vanderbilt’s campus and was well attended.
The importance of work-life balance cannot be over emphasized and this is why the Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance hosted the event. In attendance were students from both Meharry and Vanderbilt. Three couples, Dr. Tawana Lee Ware and husband Dr. Jermaine Ware, Dr. Ama Arthur Rowe and husband Dr. Emmanuel Rowe, and Tacita Thompson, M.B.A and husband Dr. Matthew Thompson were panelists who shared their experiences and answered questions posed by the students in attendance.
Lessons learned included how to divvy up household chores between two busy professionals and the profound importance of compromise. The panelists also stressed the importance of separating work life and personal life; Dr. Jermaine Ware stated “it is important to leave work at work.” See all of the photos on our facebook page.
Community Research Day
The first Community Research Day hosted on November 5, 2013 by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core (MV-CERC) and sponsored by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance brought together multiple stakeholders interested in improving the lives of those they serve. More specifically, Community Research Day served as an opportunity for researchers and community organizations to begin a dialogue about potential collaborative approaches to improving health. The event, which took place at The United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, also provided an opportunity for researchers and researchers in training from Vanderbilt, Meharry, and other local academic institutions, to learn about community research priorities and to network with community representatives. Here are all of the photos from the event.
Sponsored by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core
Community Research Partners is a forum to promote academic-community health research partnerships; to share information about on-going academic-community partnerships; learn about resources to support community-engaged research; and provide an opportunity for interested parties to network.
Community Research Day Posters Can Be Viewed Online
On November 5, Nashville-area community organizations shared their research ideas with academic researchers during an interactive poster session. The purpose of the event was to stimulate new research partnerships focused on community health issues. The posters are available for viewing here: