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Bishop Marcus Campbell Provides Hope for Gang-Affiliated Youths

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Bishop Marcus Campbell runs the Church at Mt. Carmel, located on Monroe Street in North Nashville. Over the years, he and his wife, Stacy Marie Campbell, have helped countless young people by giving them a safe place to grow and learn. Most notable among these efforts is his organization Gentlemen and not Gangsters (GANG).

Students from Local Universities Showcase Community Improvement Initiatives During MVA Interprofessional and Interinstitutional Education (IPE) Recognition Ceremony

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On April 8, 2021, students from local institutions who participated in the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) Interprofessional and Interinstitutional Education (IPE) Student Project gathered via Zoom for a recognition ceremony showcasing their efforts to improve the community through partnerships with nonprofit and community-based organizations and faculty mentors.

MVA Executive Director Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD named Advocacy Champion by the Association for Clinical Oncology

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Executive Director Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD was named a 2020 Advocacy Champion by the Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) during the Association’s 2021 Advocacy Summit in April. Advocacy Champions are ASCO volunteers who have made meaningful contributions to ASCO’s advocacy activities throughout the year to ensure that every patient with cancer has access to high-quality, high-value cancer care, no matter who they are or where they live.

MVA IPE faculty publish ScienceDirect article demonstrating program's importance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) Interprofessional Education (IPE) program is an opportunity for students enrolled in health-related professional training programs at colleges and universities around Nashville to work with community partners in a real-world setting to solve real-world problems.

MVA hosts virtual fireside chat with Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Kafui Dzariza, MD, PhD, the first black man to graduate from Duke University with a doctorate in neurobiology and the recipient of the Duke University Presidential Award -- the highest honor given by Duke staff and faculty members -- recounted the struggles he faced breaking barriers in the first of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance’s 2021 Lecture Series. The renowned psychiatrist and ne

Metro Public Health Department to vaccinate 10,000 at Nissan Stadium on March 20

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Officials from the Metro Public Health Department and the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management have announced details of what will currently be Nashville’s largest one-day Covid-19 vaccination event.  The event will take place from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on March 20th.  The drive-thru event will be located in Lots A-D of Nissan Stadium.  Eligible individuals can click here to register.

Meharry receives $20M grant to establish virtual simulation and telemedicine program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Meharry Medical College announced March 4th that it has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish a virtual simulation and telemedicine training program for medical students. The $20 million grant is part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and is provided through federal CARES Act funding.