All of Us Engagement Core accomplishments spotlighted in ELSI forum

Matt Schorr
June 22, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The efforts and accomplishments of the All of Us (AoU) Research Program Engagement Core took center stage on June 16, 2020, during a panel discussion entitled ”Engaging Participants as Partners: ELSI Considerations in Large-Scale Precision Medicine Research” for the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Virtual Forum.

Scholarly project aims to determine how race, trust and education influence participation in clinical research

Matt Schorr
May 4, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Research is the backbone of healthcare advancement. Every significant breakthrough in modern medicine was the result of intense, data-driven research, and new treatments can only develop through its discoveries. Significant challenges exist, however, particularly with recruitment of underrepresented populations. This contributes to health disparities for underrepresented populations and leads to worsened conditions for already vulnerable groups.  

MVSA offering aid to physicians in struggle against COVID-19

Matt Schorr
April 22, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. While healthcare providers dedicate themselves to treating patients diagnosed with COVID-19, members of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance (MVSA) are offering their own efforts to further the cause. Many students have been assisting with walk-in testing, additional medical projects and – last but not least – babysitting.

As pandemic continues, former MVA Applied Experience student matched with Johns Hopkins Hospital

Matt Schorr
April 1, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Match Day is the culmination of four challenging years. In some ways, it’s the most exciting day of the medical school experience. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students receive notice of their residency placements, and they prepare for the next chapter of their lives. Such an event typically calls for pomp and circumstance. Vanderbilt holds a ceremony honoring the future healthcare providers, and then sponsors a reception for students, faculty, family and friends.

Community Health Worker Collaborative holds bi-monthly webinar

Matt Schorr
March 23, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Tennessee Community Health Worker Collaborative held another webinar as a part of the bimonthly Community Health Worker (CHW) webinar series, on Thursday, March 12, and explored how organizations across Tennessee use CHWs and CHW-like roles to improve community health in Tennessee.

Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance's annual variety show brings together students from both institutions

Matt Schorr
March 4, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Four students squatted over empty 2-liter bottles, their knees pressed together in an effort to clutch a single pen and position it over the bottles’ respective – and tiny – openings. The first student wobbled. The second swayed. The third even giggled. Behind them stood a lively wall of other students. They clapped. They cheered. They jumped.