collaborations and partnerships

The objective of the Collaborative Research Program (CRP) is to foster sustained collaborations between basic, clinical, and translational researchers from various disciplines at Meharry Medical College and to generate long-term partnerships with other public and private organizations in order to grow an integrative program of clinical and translational research.

Specific Aims are:

  • Develop a MeTRC-based Collaborative Research Program (CRP) to provide the financial resources to protect the time of clinical as well as basic researchers to participate in large-scale collaborative translational research projects related to disparities in women's health and infectious disease.
  • Increase external and internal partnerships to accelerate the success and national impact of research at Meharry Medical College.  Develop a sustained, evidence-based translational research network in Tennessee that partners Meharry with the State of Tennessee Department of Health (in particular, the Tennessee Division of Minority Health and Health Disparities Elimination) along with other academic and community health centers and agencies to address health disparities related to women and infectious disease.  The network will design and implement a much-needed regional or state-wide intervention on a community health concern to be determined by the network.  Promote collaborations within Meharry among basic and clinical scientists, and between departments and schools to launch new translational research projects.  Develop collaboration(s) between Meharry and the Resources for Translational Research Network (RTRN) as well as the Data Technology Coordinating Center (DTCC), while maintaining our focused partnerships with Vanderbilt Medical Center's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, which has been dubbed Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR).
  • Development of an interactive MeTRC website to share information about research-related activities with collaborators, RTRN and VICTR 
    investigators and the public.

For additional information contact:

Stella Nowicki, D.D.S.
Collaborative Research Program Director

Supported by the National Institute On Minority Health And Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54 MD0007593.