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welcome to the RWJF Center for health policy AT MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College is strategically housed at one of the nation's oldest and largest, private historically black academic health science centers dedicated to educating physicians, dentists, researchers, public health professionals and health policy experts. Since its inception in 2009, the RWJF Center for Health Policy has been committed to providing leadership in health policy education, training and research to doctoral, medical, dental and graduate students. Through a partnership with Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science, the Center fully supports minority doctoral students pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology, political science and economics. We invite you to peruse our website to learn more about our various programming and events. 


Center Hosts 3-Day Grantsmanship Workshop 

The RWJF Center for Health Policy and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development will host “Getting Funded,” a three-day grant proposal writing training conducted by The Grantsmanship Center. The training will take place July 7-9, 2014 in the S.S. Kresge Learning Resource Center's Multi-Purpose Room. This training is open exclusively to Meharry faculty and Health Policy Fellows, Scholars and Associates. 

For complete details and registration info, download the event flyer here.

Fellows and Scholars Selected for Nationwide Summer Externships

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Graduating Scholars Match into Residency Programs on National Match Day

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Scholars Blog for National Minority Health Month

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) hosted a blog series on its Human Capital Blog in celebration of National Minority Health Month held every April. Four of our Health Policy Scholars participated in this blog seriesItalo Brown, Cheryl Onwu, Jamar Slocum and Adrian Ware

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Health Policy Scholars Shine at SNMA in Washington, DC

The Student National Medical Association celebrated the 50th Anniversary Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) on April 16-20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Health Policy Scholars Tulani Washington-Plaskett and Christopher Watson earned top honors for their community outreach efforts.

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Students Selected to Attend RWJF Scholars in Health Policy Annual Meeting

Congratulations to Health Policy Scholar Italo Brown, Health Policy Fellow Mia Keeys, and Health Policy Scholar Jamar Slocum for being selected to attend the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Annual Meeting. The conference will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana June 4-6, 2014. The meeting will bring together all program participants for a lively discussion of new and ongoing health policy research. 

Special Announcement

Beginning in 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will develop new programs that strive to increase the number of scholars/fellows/leaders it supports annually. Read about the Foundation's new directions for leadership programs on