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.

Dr. Markus intends to further knowledge for helping most vulnerable during Fellowship with MVA

Matt Schorr
July 17, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Public health is Shannon Markus, MD, MPH’s passion. Her primary goal – from her earliest days in college to her current Fellowship with the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) – is helping the most vulnerable. To that end, she plans to dedicate herself to the MVA’s community-engaged research initiatives. Those efforts and their goals align with her own ambitions in a significant way.  

Journal of General Internal Medicine paper by MVA Executive Director and Assistant Research Professor highlights need for trustworthiness in research

Matt Schorr
July 2, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The responsibility for trust often lands on possible research participants, rather than researchers. Many frame discussions around lack of trust as something that needs to change among those participants. However, there is a definite need for researchers and research institutions to demonstrate they are, in fact, trustworthy.