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Volume 1, Number 1 March 2014


WHAT'S IN A NAME?

We asked and you responded!

Meharry's newsletter has been officially christened: MeharryLIFE

Congratulations to Stephani G. Glenn from the Department of Family and Community Medicine who submitted the entry. Ms. Glenn will receive a VISA gift card in the amount of $50.

There were numerous unique and clever submissions, with the winning entry chosen by the executive management team of Meharry Medical College.

Remember, your newsletter is designed to Recognize, Inform and Motivate. If you have an item you would like to include, please email the details to: newsletterstories@mmc.edu


MEHARRY AMSA CHAPTER RECEIVES THE PRW CHAPTER SUCCESS AWARD

Meharry Medical College was recently honored with the PRW Chapter Success Award for large domestic medical chapters. Presented by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), this award is given to the chapter that has promoted the AMSA mission of inspiring future physicians through local events, innovative programming leadership or calls to action. The award was named after AMSA's executive director emeritus, Paul R. Wright.

As a winner, Meharry's chapter was highlighted at the National Convention in New Orleans, March 6-9, 2014 and received four complimentary registrations to the AMSA National Convention. Click here for more.


JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE FOR THE POOR AND UNDERSERVED CELEBRATES ITS 25TH BIRTHDAY

Satcher at Press ClubTo mark the special occasion of the JHCPU's 25th birthday, a Silver Anniversary celebratory luncheon was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on February 5, 2014.

Meharry's eighth president and former surgeon general, David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D. and also the Journal's founder (pictured), was the keynote speaker. Other speakers were Rueben Warren C. Warren, D.D.S., MPH, Dr. P.H., M. Div., Director, Institute for Faith-Health Leadership at Interdenominational Theological Center and Iris R. Shannon, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, DPS (Honorary).

This event celebrates what has been achieved over the past 25 years and we look forward to even more progress toward the goal of health and health equity for all Americans in the future.


VLADIMIR BERTHAUD, M.D. M.P.H., F.A.C.P. FEATURED ON FISK RADIO

Vladimir Berthaud, M.D., director of the Meharry Community Wellness Center, Infectious Disease, was featured on "Pathways to Better Health" on FM 88.1 WFSK, the radio broadcasting service of Fisk University. The program, was live on Wednesday, February 6, 2014. Dr. Berthaud's topic was, "Where do we go from here?"  He discussed HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which was February 7, 2014. Dr. Berthaud pointed out that Meharry's Community Wellness Center is open to everyone in the community, with or without insurance. All will receive first-class care, including mental, scientific and holistic care.


MEHARRY-VANDERBILT ALLIANCE: 15 YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP & PROGRESS IN IMPROVING HEALTH

MVA logoIn celebration of 15 years of partnership between Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance invites proposals for activities that promote ongoing, mutually beneficial, health-oriented research partnerships between community organizations and academic researchers.

The goals of this funding opportunity are to: 1) Build capacity of communities and university partners to engage in meaningful, collaborative research partnerships; 2) Enhance infrastructure that will promote community-engaged research that not only takes place in the community but involves the community; and, 3) To foster a research project that pursues issues important to Nashville and Middle Tennessee and that will lead to larger research projects that will promote community health by combining knowledge with action.

Applicants may apply for two types of grants: Partnership Development Grants and Community-Engaged Research Grants.

  • Partnership Development grants are intended to support new or potential partnerships or strengthening of an existing partnership between a community organization and an academic researcher. The total award for each 12-month Partnership Development Grants is up to $2500 and two will be awarded.
  • Community-Engaged Research grants are intended for established community-academic partnerships and a well-defined joint project focused on reducing and eliminating health disparities.  The total award for 18-month Community-Engaged Research grants is up to $10,000 and one will be awarded.

The application deadline is May 1, 2014.

Please click here for the Partnership Development and Community-Engaged Research Guidelines and Application. 

For additional information or further questions please contact Elisa Friedman: elisa.c.friedman@meharry-vanderbilt.org.

Also, please mark your calendars for an informational webinar to be held on March 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. For those who can't access a webinar, there will be an option to call in.  See details in the grant guidelines and on the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance website (click here).


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MeharryLIFE

MeharryLIFE is a campus news service of the Department of Marketing and Communications in the Office of the President at Meharry Medical College.
 
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