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Research conducted by medical students recognized at events

Mar. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University Cancer Partnership recently hosted the 2018 annual retreat and poster contest, “Health Disparities in Cancer Immunology & Immune Therapy.”

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Conference brings researchers, community advocates together

Nov. 30, 2017—All too often, community and research are disconnected. Clinical studies move forward with little to no input from the populations they impact, and local voices are left out of the conversation.

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Precision Medicine & Health Disparities Collaborative now accepting applications for PMHDC Pilot Project Awards

May. 31, 2017—The Precision Medicine & Health Disparities Collaborative, led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Meharry Medical College and the University of Miami, is now accepting applications for Precision Medicine and Health Disparities Collaborative Pilot Project (PMHDC) Awards.

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Annual Meharry–Vanderbilt–TSU Cancer Partnership retreat April 8

Mar. 23, 2017—The Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and Tennessee State University (TSU) Cancer Partnership will host its 16th Annual Cancer Retreat on April 8.

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Cancer disparities grant with Meharry, TSU gains renewal

Oct. 20, 2016—A multi-year collaborative cancer research effort among Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Meharry Medical College (MMC) and Tennessee State University (TSU) will receive continued federal funding through the renewal of U54 Partners in Eliminating Cancer Disparities Grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a division of the National Institutes of Health.

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NIH awards $11.6 million grant to Vanderbilt, Miami and Meharry for new center to study precision medicine and health disparities

May. 25, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), the University of Miami and Meharry Medical College were recently awarded a five-year, $11.6 million grant to launch a new center that will enable research using precision medicine to eradicate health disparities, specifically those among African-Americans and Latinos.

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Multi-institution cancer symposium set for April 2

Mar. 17, 2016—The Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Tennessee State University Cancer Partnership will host the 15th Annual Cancer Retreat, Saturday, April 2, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The retreat will be held on the Meharry Medical College campus, Harold D. West Basic Sciences Building, Room M001.

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Honoring Hildreth

Jan. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently hosted a special reception honoring James Hildreth, M.D., center, who was named president and chief executive officer of Meharry Medical College last year.

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Hildreth named Meharry Medical College president

Mar. 19, 2015—James E.K. Hildreth, M.D., has been named president and chief executive officer of Meharry Medical College. He will succeed Anna Cherrie Epps, M.D., who has served as head of the college since 2013. Hildreth is currently the dean of the University of California, Davis College of Biological Sciences. He will take over at Meharry on...

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Low selenium and lung cancer

Aug. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have found that selenium deficiency may contribute to the racial disparity in lung cancer incidence.

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Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance awards grants to support community engagement in celebration of its 15-year anniversary

Jun. 19, 2014—The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance is awarding grants to support activities that promote ongoing, mutually beneficial, health research partnerships between community organizations and academic researchers.

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Men’s health issues In Tennessee vary widely based on race, ethnicity and geographic region; 2014 Report Card shows progress

Jun. 10, 2014—White men are more apt to commit suicide or die from a drug overdose or in a car wreck. Black men are more prone to suffer from chronic diseases and HIV. Hispanic men are disproportionately affected by colorectal cancer. Men in rural and urban areas seem to face different health challenges too.

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