Traveling to Meharry

The 2013 Summer Institute on Health Policy will take place at the RWJF Center for Health Policy, located on the first floor of the Clay Simpson Building on the campus of Meharry Medical College.  The physical address of the Clay Simpson Building is 2020 Meharry Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee 37208.

Hotel Recommendations

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Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Vanderbilt
1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 | 615-678-0149

NOTE: Due to a heavy travel volume in Nashville for the 2013 CMA Country Music Festival taking place June 6-9 , we strongly urge you to book your hotel reservations early.  Rooms fill quickly and rates may increase significantly as June approaches.

Campus Housing

Meharry Medical College

  • Royal Towers: One- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Dorothy Brown Hall: Co-ed dormitory suites
  • Contact: Charlene E. Hopkins-Goldthreate, Property Manager | (615) 327-5751 |

Vanderbilt University

Campus Map

Click here to view a map of Meharry's campus.


Limited visitor parking is available for a nominal fee in the Central Parking System lots on Meharry’s campus. The closest lot to the RWJF Center for Health Policy is located at 2012 Meharry Boulevard.  The maximum daily rate is $3.00.  There is additional paid parking available in the first floor garage located at 1821 Albion Avenue (across from Nashville General Hospital at Meharry) and in “Lot F” on the corner of Hermosa Street and 930 21st Avenue South.

Campus & Nearby Dining Options

  • Salt Wagon Café
  • Nashville General Hospital Cafeteria & Vending
    The hospital cafeteria - The Albion Grill – is located on the lower level. Nutritious, balanced and affordable food choices are available. Vending machines are available on the first floor across from the escalators.

Albion Grill Hours:
Breakfast 6:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (M-F)
Lunch 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (M-F)
Dinner 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. (Daily – Limited Menu)

  • Ella Jean’s Café
    Ella Jean's Cafe is a mid-day cafe offering southern cuisine, located at 2116 Meharry Boulevard, just one block from the Clay Simpson Building.