Trina Taglalavore joins MVA team as Program Manager

Matt Schorr
November 30, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. “If I wasn’t helping someone, I wasn’t living my days.” That mantra directed Trina Taglialavore – the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance’s (MVA) new Program Manager – at crucial moments in her life. One moment was the birth of her daughter. Another was the death of her mother. “I realized what was important and what wasn’t,” Taglialavore recalled. “There were a lot of things before that seemed important but weren’t.”  

Schorn reflects on time with MVA's IPE program

Matt Schorr
November 16, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Mavis Schorn, PhD, APRN, CNM, CNE, FACNM, FAAN, FNAP served with the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance’s (MVA) Interprofessional Education and Inter-Institutional Collaborative Learning (IPE) program for almost nine years. She was Director and Co-Director during the last four. Earlier in 2020, she stepped away from the program.

New IPE Co-Director brings experience and passion to the team

Matt Schorr
September 25, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Christian Ketel, DNP, RN – the new Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Inter-Institutional Collaborative Learning co-director – brings more than 20 years of experience to the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) program. “I’ve been in the healthcare field and in nursing at about every level you can be in,” he said.

MVA Community Principle Investigator spotlighted in PREVENTABLE newsletter

Matt Schorr
September 21, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. PREVENTABLE (PRagmatic EValuation of evENTs And Benefits of Lipid-lowering in oldEr adults) is a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded study aiming to learn from patients 75 years and older if statin could help them live well for longer. Each month, PREVENTABLE publishes an email newsletter with updates on its work and spotlights on individual team members.

Winkfield Named Executive Director of Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Nancy Humphrey
September 3, 2020

Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, associate professor of Radiation Oncology at Wake Forest University, associate director for Community Outreach and Engagement, and director of the Office of Cancer Health Equity at Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named the new executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance. She will begin Nov. 1.

MVA's IPE Student Project goes digital in wake of COVID-19

Matt Schorr
August 20, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. In order to remain current, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance’s (MVA) inter-institutional, Interprofessional Education (IPE) Student Project was already in the middle of a transition. Under the leadership of MVA Program Manager Jessica Jones, MS, the project was shifting toward an “escape experience,” an immersive and interactive exercise designed to challenge students’ problem-solving skills while also promoting team-building.