African American Men Cancer Summit educates and empowers attendees

Matt Schorr
October 21, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. HPV stands for human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted infection. It’s usually harmless and often goes away on its own. In some cases, however, it can lead to cancer in both men and women. This information, despite its importance, isn’t well known among African American men. Many are unaware of HPV, its relationship with cancer or the importance of getting vaccinated.

Jessica Jones, MS joins MVA team as Program Manager

Matt Schorr
August 28, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jessica Jones, MS, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance’s (MVA) newest Program Manager, says her path was driven almost entirely by research. “It was the research component that drove me,” she said, “and the projects happened to be centered around preventative health.”  

MVA intern Anastasia Wright wants to impact and learn

Matt Schorr
August 28, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Anastasia Wright wants to travel. She wants to visit other communities, other regions, even other countries as she pursues a career in global health. She hopes to make an impact wherever she goes, but she’s also quick to note that she wants to learn from every place she visits. In short, referencing a well-known science fiction series, she says, “I want to be my own Doctor Who.”  

Summer Research Lunch & Learn ends with discussion of manuscript writing and publishing

Matt Schorr
August 26, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) wrapped up its Summer Research Lunch & Learn series on August 21, 2019, with a presentation from Jennifer Erves, PhD, MPH, MAEd, MS, CHES about manuscript writing and publishing. “Writers write every day,” Erves said, challenging those gathered in the MVA’s large conference room. “Have you written anything today?”  

PMHDC Year 5 Pilot Award Application information Webinar

Matt Schorr
August 8, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Precision Medicine & Health Disparities Collaborative will host a Year 5 Pilot Award Application information Webinar on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, from 2:00 - 3:00 pm CST. The webinar will be presented by Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH from the University of Miami.   Click here to join the meeting.    

MVA intern Carleigh Frazier guided by passion to healthcare

Matt Schorr
August 6, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Curiosity drove Carleigh Frazier to healthcare, but passion is what kept her there.   Curiosity  “I had a very curious young mind,” she recalled. During her time in Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, KS, she had a keen interest in science. The interest stayed with her beyond graduation, and she went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Fisk University.

Nan Kennedy, BA and Becky Jerome, MLIS, MPH discuss 'Needles in the PubMed Haystack' and MVA Summer Research Lunch & Learn Series

Matt Schorr
July 23, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) hosted the third session of the Summer Research Lunch & Learn Series on July 17, 2019, with Nan Kennedy, BA and Becky Jerome, MLIS, MPH discussing “Needles in the PubMed Haystack.”   PubMed “PubMed,” Jerome explained, “is the core source for identifying peer-reviewed biomedical literature.”