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Interprofessional Education Celebrates a Decade of Student Success

The MVA Interprofessional Education Program: A Decade of Impact For ten years, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) Interprofessional Education (IPE) Program has empowered future healthcare leaders to address the roots of health disparities. The program's recent culmination saw teams of diverse health students present powerful community projects, marking a milestone in this groundbreaking initiative. Bridging Education and Community Action

Fostering Teamwork and CREDO Values at MVA Team Retreat

On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance team ventured out to Top Golf for a spirited team-building session that proved to be a valuable investment in professional growth and team cohesion. We began with our dedicated storytelling session. Team members willingly shared personal anecdotes, demonstrating vulnerability, resilience, and the diverse experiences that shape us.  By uncovering hidden connections and shared values, we built stronger interpersonal relationships.

Equity & Engagement Cafe Innovation Speaker, Christpher 'Kitt' Carpenter, PhD

The work of individuals like Christopher ('Kitt') Carpenter, the E. Bronson Ingram University Distinguished Professor at Vanderbilt University, shines as a beacon of hope and direction in the struggle for health equity. Carpenter, an esteemed scholar with deep roots in economics, health policy, and a suite of interdisciplinary studies, leads the charge as the Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Research on Inequality and Health.

Equity & Engagement Cafe Innovation Speaker, Rebecca Selove, PhD

Community-engaged research stands out among Dr. Selove's practices for its inclusive approach to solving health-related issues. This approach emphasizes the importance of involving community members in the research process, ensuring that studies are not only about the community but also by and for the community. Community-engaged research has produced more relevant and sustainable outcomes, as it leverages the unique insights and lived experiences of community members. Dr.

Spring Into Equity & Engagement Cafe!

The Spring 2024 Equity & Engagement Café, hosted by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, will feature presentations from Nashville health equity leaders and networking activities developed to foster community-engaged collaboration.

NIMHD Director, Dr. Pèrez-Stable Visits Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

The faculty, students, and staff of Meharry Medical College (MMC) and the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) recently engaged in a lively and informative discussion with Dr. Pèrez-Stable, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health at the NIH (NIMHD). Moderated by Dr. Leah Alexander, the conversation encompassed a broad range of topics.