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Open Mind: Telling our stories of diversity and hope

Jan. 13, 2020—In her latest "Open Mind" column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the words carved into the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.: “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”

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Wilkins named vice president for health equity

Jan. 17, 2019—Dr. Consuelo Wilkins, associate professor of medicine and executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, has been named to the newly created positions of vice president for health equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and associate dean for health equity with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Wilkins takes key role in national ‘All of Us’ precision medicine effort

Apr. 26, 2018—Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, has played a major role in the development of the national All of Us Research Program, an ambitious effort led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness through precision medicine.

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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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Wilkins named to national committee exploring return of research results

Aug. 17, 2017—Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., MSCI, executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, has been appointed to a national committee charged with determining how best to return to research participants the results of studies of their blood and other bio-specimens.

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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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Prather to manage interprofessional education for Meharry Vanderbilt Alliance

Mar. 2, 2017—Pilar Prather, M.Ed., has joined the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance (MVA) as program manager for Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Inter-Institutional Collaborative Learning.

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Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance discussion addresses race and health equity

Sep. 23, 2016—Dr. Camara Jones, president of the American Public Health Association and a senior fellow at both the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Cardiovascular Research Institute, shared allegories on race and racism at a roundtable discussion at a recent Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance event.

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Researchers, patients, community members gather to advance engagement in research

Sep. 16, 2016—The recent Advancing the Science of Community Engaged Research Conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical College, offered both researchers and community stakeholders a forum to rapidly disseminate community engaged research evidence and gain practical knowledge to implement new programs and enhance existing ones.

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Vanderbilt establishes Recruitment Innovation Center to increase enrollment of minorities, women and older adults in clinical trials

Jul. 5, 2016—Many clinical trials are stopped prematurely because they fail to recruit enough study participants. Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a five-year, $14 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health to address this.

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Community Engagement Research Proseminar Series April 28–May 24

May. 1, 2016—The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance presents the Community Engagement Research Proseminar Series April 28–May 24.

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Findings of Community Health Needs Assessment discussed April 1

Mar. 24, 2016—Community Research Partners presents the 2016 Davidson County Community Health Needs Assessment from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, at the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, 1999 Meharry Blvd.

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