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Metro Public Health Department to vaccinate 10,000 at Nissan Stadium on March 20

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

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

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

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.  

Trina Taglalavore joins MVA team as Executive Assistant

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 Executive Assistant – 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

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.