Matt Schorr
June 28, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance continued its celebration of 20 years of community partnership in research on June 19, 2019, with the second session of the Summer Research Lunch & Learn Series, this time with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Assistant Professor Mario Davidson, PhD.


‘Where to Start’

Davidson, who works in the Department of Biostatistics, asked the question “Where to Start When Designing a Quantitative Research Project?”

“Ask important questions and raise issues to consider when creating a research project,” he told a packed room of researchers and clinicians. “Understand how a biostatistician can help your research.”

The session was a highly interactive question and answer session, allowing everyone present to contribute ideas and perspectives.


Upcoming sessions

Two more sessions are scheduled in the series:

  • July 17: Needles in the PubMed Haystak: Finding and Writing about Evidence from the Literature with Nan Kennedy, BA and Becky Jerome, MLIS, MPH
  • August 21: Writing and Publishing with Jennifer Erves, PhD, MAeD, MS


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. Through community engagement, the Alliance serves a large community of stakeholders 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. The research conducted provides access to experienced grant writers and materials supporting the grant application process and facilitates grant-writing workshops.