NASHVILLE, Tenn. Christian Ketel, DNP, RN – the new Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Inter-Institutional Collaborative Learning co-director – brings more than 20 years of experience to the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) program. “I’ve been in the healthcare field and in nursing at about every level you can be in,” he said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. PREVENTABLE (PRagmatic EValuation of evENTs And Benefits of Lipid-lowering in oldEr adults) is a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded study aiming to learn from patients 75 years and older if statin could help them live well for longer. Each month, PREVENTABLE publishes an email newsletter with updates on its work and spotlights on individual team members.
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.