NASHVILLE, Tenn. In brief, person-centeredness – or patient-centeredness – means putting the person in personalized healthcare and clinical research. It establishes the person as an equal partner in the healthcare delivery process and ensures that their viewpoints are valued and reflected in their care.
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.
Nashville, Tenn. Stephania Miller-Hughes, PhD, MS, MSCI, Associate Professor in Meharry Medical College’s (MMC) Department of Surgery, has been approved for funding through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program, an initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
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.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Latino community is affected disproportionately by COVID-19. News outlets report leaders and lawmakers calling its impact “catastrophic.” In the state of Tennessee, one-third of residents who test positive for the coronavirus are Hispanic, even though only 5.6 percent of the population is Hispanic.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Neely Williams, MDiv, an ambassador for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), described her work as a Patient Partner Researcher during PCORI’s Ambassador Coffee Break on June 25, 2020.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. A research team at Meharry Medical College (MMC) has been approved for a $1.4 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study Diabetes Medical Nutrition Therapy in Southeastern African-American Women.