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HBCU Medical Schools Team Up to Increase Organ Donorship Rates Among African Americans

HBCU Medical Schools Team Up to Increase Organ Donorship Rates Among African Americans

The Consortium of HBCU Medical Schools has announced a new initiative to increase the number of African Americans who register to be organ donors. The initiative will also seek to find ways to eliminate racial disparities among recipients of donated organs.

How COVID-19 Took a Disparate Impact on Black America

How COVID-19 Took a Disparate Impact on Black America

The study was produced by the Black Coalition Against COVID, a group that consists of several organizations and businesses including the four historically Black health science centers: Meharry Medical College; Howard University College of Medicine; Morehouse School of Medicine, and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Meharry Medical College to Add a New Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Data Science

Meharry Medical College to Add a New Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Data Science

Students in the new program, scheduled to begin in August, will take courses in mathematics, computational science, biostatistics, biomedical informatics, biomedical image processing and analysis, artificial intelligence and deep learning, and computer programming.

Three HBCU Medical Schools Participate in Effort to Boost Diversity in Artificial Intelligence Research

Three HBCU Medical Schools Participate in Effort to Boost Diversity in Artificial Intelligence Research

Historically Black Meharry Medical College, the Morehouse School of Medicine, and Howard University have joined the Coordinating Center for the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) program.

Three Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Three Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Angela Williams is moving from an administrative position to a faculty appointment at the University of Arkansas. Retired Lt. Gen. Leslie C. Smith was appointed to an endowed chair at Georgia Southern University and Rosemary Nabaweesi was named to an endowed chair at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

Cancer Research Funding Renewed at Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University

Cancer Research Funding Renewed at Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University

The partnership was formed in 1999 between Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and historically Black Meharry Medical College. The partnership has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2000. Historically Black Tennessee State University joined the partnership in 2011.

The Four HBCU Medical Schools Look to Increase Diversity in Cancer Research

The Four HBCU Medical Schools Look to Increase Diversity in Cancer Research

The American Cancer Society has committed to a $12 million investment to support four HBCU medical schools with institutional development grants to fund a four-year program that aims to increase the pool of minority cancer researchers by identifying talented students and faculty from HBCUs.

Six Black Medical Students Join the Inaugural Meharry-Yale Summer Research Program

Six Black Medical Students Join the Inaugural Meharry-Yale Summer Research Program

The students are working alongside Yale faculty members and residents, to begin building networks, and deepening their understanding of career paths in psychiatry, neurosurgery, and neuroscience, which is the inaugural program’s focus.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans in Higher Education

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Fortune Mhlanga was named the founding dean of the School of Applied Computational Sciences at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. Debra J. Barksdale will be the next dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Roger A. Fairfax, Jr. has been named dean of the College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C.

Meharry Medical College Launches Its School of Applied Computational Sciences

Meharry Medical College Launches Its School of Applied Computational Sciences

The School of Applied Computational Sciences will be focused on creating impactful academic research programming that will enhance health care and technology communities and solve complex problems in health care — especially those that impact underserved populations. The first students are expected to enroll this fall.

Meharry Medical College Joins Forces to Boost Opportunities for Black Students

Meharry Medical College Joins Forces to Boost Opportunities for Black Students

Historically Black Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and the University of Memphis today announced a new multi-level collaboration to expand opportunities for education, training, and research for Black medical students and the communities they serve in West Tennessee.

Tennessee State and Meharry Medical College Debut an Accelerated Degree Program

Tennessee State and Meharry Medical College Debut an Accelerated Degree Program

The new Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Medical, Dental Accelerated Pathway Program will allow students to spend three years in the pre-med program at Tennessee State University before going on to study medicine or dentistry at Meharry. The result is total completion in seven years, instead of the customary eight years. 

Two HBCUs Partner to Improve Medical Care for an Underserved Region of North Carolina

Two HBCUs Partner to Improve Medical Care for an Underserved Region of North Carolina

Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, have entered into an agreement that will address the need for providing quality medical care and skilled health care professionals in the Fayetteville region.

A Major Booster Shot of Funds for HBCU Medical Schools

A Major Booster Shot of Funds for HBCU Medical Schools

Michael Bloomberg, high-tech mogul, former mayor of New York City, and a Democratic candidate for president in 2020, has pledged to donate $100 million over the next four years to the nation’s four historically Black medical schools.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Meharry Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania to Launch New MD/Ph.D. Program

Meharry Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania to Launch New MD/Ph.D. Program

The joint MD/PhD program will further both institutions’ efforts to bolster minority influence in healthcare and increase participation by members of underrepresented communities in health research. The program is expected to launch in 2021.

Fisk University Forms Partnership With Meharry Medical College

Fisk University Forms Partnership With Meharry Medical College

The partnership gives Fisk University students focused on a career as a physician or dentist a clearly specified pathway. Under the agreement, Fisk University undergraduate students who meet strict criteria will be admitted directly into medical or dental school at Meharry.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Meharry Medical College Expands Partnership With Detroit Medical Center

Meharry Medical College Expands Partnership With Detroit Medical Center

The partnership between these two institutions first began in July 2018. Through the collaborative program, students from Meharry can train with doctors at Detroit Medical Center’s Sinai-Grace Hospital. The newly enhanced partnership will allow more students to participate in the program.

Meharry Medical Colleges Launches New Data Science Institute

Meharry Medical Colleges Launches New Data Science Institute

The institute will allow health care practitioners, researchers, and students to mine more than 3.5 million medical and dental records to gain new insights into various trends that impact the health of underserved populations.

Meharry Medical College Lays Off 55 Employees

Meharry Medical College Lays Off 55 Employees

Recently, Meharry announced that it was laying off 55 employees. The layoffs were in executive and administrative ranks and did not include faculty. The medical school also stated that the layoffs would not affect the operations of the college’s teaching facility, Nashville General Hospital.

Two HBCUs Recognize African Americans by Naming Auditoriums in Their Honor

Two HBCUs Recognize African Americans by Naming Auditoriums in Their Honor

The honorees are Carver Randle Sr., a practicing attorney who is a long-time supporter and former special assistant to the president of Mississippi Valley State University, and Wayne J. Riley former president of Meharry Medical College, who now serves as president of SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Meharry Medical College Announces Changes to Its Curriculum

Meharry Medical College Announces Changes to Its Curriculum

Under the new plan, students will receive the lecture part of a class on their own time, at their own pace (such as online, through videos, audio recordings, readings, or exercises). Students will spend their class time working in small groups to apply what they have learned.

Two Historically Black Medical Schools Team Up With the University of Zambia

Two Historically Black Medical Schools Team Up With the University of Zambia

Under the agreement students and faculty at Meharry Medical College and the Morehouse School of Medicine will participate in an exchange program centered on seven core areas of health science: HIV/AIDS, cancer, HPV, late-onset diabetes, hypertension, infectious disease, and malnutrition.

Meharry Medical College Is Taking Healthcare on the Road

Meharry Medical College Is Taking Healthcare on the Road

Historically Black Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, recently introduced the Meharry Medical College Mobile Clinic. The 65-foot trailer includes five treatment bays and maintains its own generator.

Meharry Medical College to Bring All Its Students Back to a Nashville Hospital

Meharry Medical College to Bring All Its Students Back to a Nashville Hospital

Under the agreement, medical students at Meharry will receive their clinical training at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, operated by HCA Healthcare. The corporation operates 177 hospitals in 20 states and the United Kingdom and treats 27 million patients annually.

In Memoriam: Gloria Johnson-Powell, 1936-2017

In Memoriam: Gloria Johnson-Powell, 1936-2017

Dr. Gloria Johnson-Powell considered dropping out of Meharry Medical College to devote more time to civil rights activism. However, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. urged her to complete her studies. She did.

Three HBCUs Report Record Enrollment Numbers

Three HBCUs Report Record Enrollment Numbers

Prairie View A&M University in Texas, Claflin University in South Carolina, and Meharry Medical College in Nashville are all reporting record enrollment numbers for entering students.

Vanderbilt's George Hill Retires as Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Vanderbilt’s George Hill Retires as Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Dr. Hill will remain affiliated with the university as professor emeritus in medical education and administration and professor emeritus of psychology, microbiology, and immunology.

Meharry Medical College Develops Joint Degree Program With Middle Tennessee State

Meharry Medical College Develops Joint Degree Program With Middle Tennessee State

The agreement will create a six-year pathway for selected high-ability students to attain a bachelor’s degree at Middle Tennessee State University and a medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Appointed to new administrative posts are Brenda Faye Green at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Carl Simien at the University of Florida, G. Christine Taylor at the University of Alabama, Kimberly Harrington at Livingstone College, and Stephan Moore at Louisiana State University Alexandria.