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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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‘Hotels Shouldn’t Hurt’ March 4

Mar. 2, 2016—Community Research Partners will present “Hotels Shouldn’t Hurt: A Preliminary Report on the Health and Human Rights Crisis in Nashville Hospitality” from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 4, at the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, located at 1999 Meharry Blvd.

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Diversity essential to Vanderbilt’s future, chancellor says

Oct. 28, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a group of community and business leaders that diversity and inclusion are essential to Vanderbilt continuing as a leading academic institution.

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MVA study shows benefits of pharmacy care in diabetes treatment

Jun. 18, 2015—Underserved patients with sub-optimally controlled type 2 diabetes who were cared for by pharmacists were more adherent to their medication regimen and had better blood sugar control than those who did not have a pharmacist in their care team.

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Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance lecture focuses on health disparities research

Jun. 4, 2015—Melody Goodman, Ph.D., M.S., assistant professor of Public Health Sciences in the Department of Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, visited the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance recently to present a lecture titled “Increasing Community Capacity to Partner in Health Disparities Research.”

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CRP meeting will examine pharmacists’ role in combating diabetes

Mar. 4, 2015—The next Community Research Partners meeting will discuss "Assessing the Effectiveness of Pharmacist-Directed Medication Therapy Management in Improving Diabetes Outcomes in High-Risk Patients." The meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 6, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance.

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Autism Tennessee: ‘Supporting Parents for Healthier Outcomes’ Jan. 9

Jan. 5, 2015—Autism Tennessee’s parent representatives respond to an average of 3,000 requests for resources and support each year. Staff and researchers wanted to quantify how this support was enriching people’s lives. They will report their findings at a community breakfast on Jan. 9.

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture to explore new technologies in vaccine design

Nov. 21, 2014—Barney Graham will speak on "The Impact of New Technologies on Vaccine Design and Availability."

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Social integration among refugees; community health priorities discussed Oct. 3

Oct. 1, 2014—Join us Friday, Oct. 3, for a light breakfast and to learn more about the following initiatives: The Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program of the Center for Refugees in Tennessee (CRIT): Mental Health and Social Integration This project examines the impact of engaging refugees in local agricultural activities on mental health and perception of belonging within...

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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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