Our Faculty Spotlight celebrates the institutional partners who make the vital connections that drive the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance’s (MVA) collaborative learning environment.
Join us this month in celebrating esteemed Meharry Medical College (MMC) faculty member and MVA Interprofessional Education (IPE) Faculty Collaborative co-director Regina Offodile, MD, MMHC, MHPE, MSPH, CHSE. We are proud to highlight her contributions and impact throughout the years on the IPE Student Project, annual opportunity for students from various health profession programs to collaborate with local partners to brainstorm ways to improve the community.
“Dr. Offodile has been an instrumental part of the IPE program and it has been such a privilege getting to see the intention and dedication she brings to the table,” said Jessica Jones, Program Manager with the MVA.
In January, members of the MVA IPE Faculty Collaborative, MMC, and VUMC communities joined together to celebrate Dr. Offodile’s impact and accomplishments. The breakfast event was held at the MVA office where friends, colleagues, students, and faculty members were able to give thanks to Dr. Offodile and wish her well on her next professional journey.
Dr. Offodile will return to Charles R. Drew University (CDU) College of Medicine, her alma mater, as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. In her new role, she will oversee student well-being, medical student life, student services, and on-campus activities. She will be also responsible for student support, student behavior and evaluation, admissions, new medical student orientation, career advising, and student learning societies.
Dr. Offodile joins the CDU community following her role as Interim Department Chair of Medical Education, Division Chief of Clinical Skills and Competencies, and Director of the Pamela C. Williams Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation at Meharry Medical College.
Please join us in gratitude to wish Dr. Offodile a happy and productive next step on her professional journey! Her wisdom, passion, and contributions will be greatly missed.
“We look forward to staying up-to-date on all the incredible work Dr. Offodile will do in her next position,” Jones said. “While her presence will be missed, her impact on the IPE Program will always be felt and admired…we’re thankful for you, Dr. Offodile!”
About the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
Founded in 1999, the Alliance bridges the institutions of Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Its mission is to enrich learning and advance clinical research in three primary areas -- community engagement, interprofessional education, and research -- by developing and supporting mutually beneficial partnerships between Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the communities they serve. The Alliance serves a large community of stakeholders through community engagement, including surrounding universities and colleges, community organizations, faith-based outlets, and community health centers. Its interprofessional education enhances students' interdisciplinary understanding and improves patient outcomes through integrated care. Conducted research provides access to experienced grant writers and materials supporting the grant application process and facilitates grant-writing workshops.