Meharry Medical College in Nashville has announced the establishment of The School of Global Health. The new school aims to foster collaboration among emerging health leaders, allowing them to strategize beyond conventional boundaries to protect vulnerable, underserved and under-resourced communities around the world. Meharry has begun the process to recruit faculty, engage partners, and secure accreditation for the School of Global Health, and anticipates beginning to enroll students in the fall of 2024.
“As we establish our School of Global Health we are working diligently to take a multidisciplinary approach and bring together world-class experts, researchers, and educators with a shared commitment to make global health inequities history,” said Daniel Dawes. “As founding dean, my goal is to actualize, operationalize, and optimize equitable solutions and responses to our most complex health issues. And with the support and guidance of this brilliant group of health equity experts and champions on our founding advisory board, we are confident that their expertise will help us achieve new heights.”
“The establishment of our new School of Global Health is a significant addition to our institution’s academic landscape and one that will continue to honor Meharry’s rich legacy,” said James Hildreth, president of Meharry Medical College. “In the years following the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen how health disparities have negatively impacted communities and economies across the globe. Through unique degree opportunities coupled with leadership from a robust founding advisory board, the School of Global Health will become the solution that is needed to solve the most complex and pressing health equity issues our society is facing.”