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Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Alliance’s Wilkins to take part in academic health leadership program

May. 22, 2014—Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., MSCI, executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, has been accepted as a Fellow in the 2014-2015 Class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women.

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Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance celebrates 15 years; calls for proposals

Mar. 7, 2014—In celebration of 15 years of partnership, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance invites proposals for activities that promote ongoing, mutually beneficial, health-oriented research partnerships between community organizations and academic researchers.

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Meeting explores CERC’s Give-Get Grid

Feb. 20, 2014—At a recent Community Research Partners meeting hosted by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core (CERC), Bruce Behringer MPH, deputy commissioner for Continuous Improvement and Training for the Tennessee Department of Health, spoke on the value of the ‘Give-Get Grid.’

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Alliance’s patient engagement efforts lauded

Jan. 30, 2014—The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core received national recognition for its development of community review boards to strengthen patient-centered research.

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Community Research Day brings area agencies together

Nov. 7, 2013—The first Community Research Day, sponsored by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance and the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community-Engaged Research Core, was held Tuesday at the MetroCenter headquarters of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville.

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‘Health literacy and communication to improve diabetes care’ subject of May 4 lecture

Apr. 26, 2012—On May 4, the Community Research Partners meeting will convene, focusing on the importance of health literacy and health communication in patient health, with a particular focus on the role of health literacy in diabetes and obesity. The presentation will include the discussion of a current study that is a partnership between the Tennessee Department...

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Introduction to community-based social marketing for public health April 13

Apr. 2, 2012—Community Research Partners will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, for the first in a two-part series discussing social marketing for public health. The workshop will present an overview of the Community Based Prevention Marketing model, which combines social marketing and community-based participatory research, as well as examples of how it can...

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Center for Sickle Cell Disease Excellence receives $1.4 million grant

Aug. 5, 2011—Dr. Michael R. DeBaun, vice chair for Clinical Research for Vanderbilt’s Department of Pediatrics, has received a $1.4 million grant from the Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) for the new Vanderbilt, Meharry, Matthew Walker Center for Sickle Cell Disease Excellence.

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Antioxidant genes keep stomach moving

Jun. 24, 2011—Antioxidant genes may be good targets for treating a stomach disorder that affects up to 40 percent of patients with diabetes.

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