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New IPE Co-Director brings experience and passion to the team

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.

MVA Community Principle Investigator spotlighted in PREVENTABLE newsletter

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.

Winkfield Named Executive Director of Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

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.

MVA's IPE Student Project goes digital in wake of COVID-19

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.

Dr. Markus intends to further knowledge for helping most vulnerable during Fellowship with MVA

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.  

Fe y Salud webinar addresses disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on Latino community

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.

Journal of General Internal Medicine paper by MVA Executive Director and Assistant Research Professor highlights need for trustworthiness in research

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.