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Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance welcomes newest intern, Ryan Ber

NAHVILLE, Tenn. The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance’s newest intern, Ryan Ber, is a man of few words. When asked what prompted him to study medicine, he said simply, “an interest in the human body.” Ber is a student at Meharry Medical College. He expects to graduate in 2018 with his MD, and he intends to become a primary care physician.

MVA holds Walking Wednesday

The importance of physical fitness, doctors say, cannot be emphasized enough. Physical activity is essential to prevent and reduce the risks of many diseases and improve physical and mental health. With that in mind, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance once again kicked off Walking Wednesday, a campus- and community-wide wellness program, last week. Walkers met at the Alliance office on 1999 Meharry Blvd. at noon and followed pre-planned routes around the surrounding campuses.

Dr. Goodman discusses health disparities research at MVA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Melody S. Goodman, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences Department of Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, visited the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Tuesday to present a lecture titled “Increasing Community Capacity to Partner in Health Disparities Research.”

Jerica Woods joins Alliance as newest intern

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jerica Woods, an intern from Middle Tennessee State University, started her internship with the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance this week. Woods, who graduated earlier this year, majored in Health Education, with a concentration in community and public health. When asked what drove her to that field of study, she said, “I just feel like health is everywhere. I just felt like the community needed people like me to keep everyone healthy and happy.”

Dr. Alaina Boyer attends Translational Science 2015 conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Alaina Boyer attended the annual Translational Science 2015 conference hosted by the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) and the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) in Washington, D.C., last month.