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

Matt Schorr
April 14, 2021

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

Matt Schorr and Dr. Karen Winkfield
March 31, 2021

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

Matt Schorr
March 26, 2021

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

Matt Schorr
March 9, 2021

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

Matt Schorr
March 9, 2021

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.

Christopher Smith, MVA's newest team member, eager to engage community

Matt Schorr
January 27, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Christopher Smith, MS joins the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) as a Community Engagement Program Manager, focusing on education and giving back to the community. Smith – a native Nashvillian and Masters graduate of UT Knoxville – returned home from Indianapolis where he served as Dean of Scholars for the PATH School.  

MMC President Hildreth discusses COVID-19 vaccine on TODAY Show

Matt Schorr
December 11, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on December 11, and mass distribution has already begun. Meharry Medical College (MMC) President and CEO James E.K. Hildreth, PhD, MD serves on the FDA Advisory Committee, and he appeared on the TODAY Show days before that happened to discuss the approval process and stress the importance of clear communication about the vaccine's effectiveness and safety.