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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

In Memoriam: Anna Louise Cherrie Epps, 1930-2017

In 1997 Dr. Epps was named dean of the School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College, making her not only Meharry's first female dean of the medical school, but also the only African-American woman with a Ph.D. to become dean of a U.S. medical school.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Two African American Women

Pilar Prather was named program manager for the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance in Nashville and Katrina Briscoe was promoted to assistant director of athletics at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

SUNY Appoints Wayne J. Riley as the Next President of Downstate Medical Center

Dr. Riley has been serving as a clinical professor of medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is the immediate past president of the American College of Physicians. Earlier in his career, Dr. Riley was president, CEO, and professor at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

Board Chair at Meharry Medical College to Step Down After 30 Years at the Helm

During his 30-year tenure as chair of the board of trustees at Meharry Medical College, Dr. Royal personally contributed $2 million to the medical school and presided over a successful $125 million fundraising campaign.

New Administrative Roles for Four African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Patrick Harold Johnson at Meharry Medical College, Shontay Delalue at Brown University, Kenneth Huewitt at Texas Southern University, and Barry L. Wells at Syracuse University.

Four African American Men Appointed to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Rick Daniels at Rock Valley College in Illinois, Raphael X. Moffett at Texas Southern University in Houston, Jack Thomas of Western Illinois University in Macomb, and Peter Edmund Millet at Meharry Medical College.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

Valerie Montgomery Rice Honored by Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Valerie Montgomery Rice is president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She was honored by Georgia-Pacific Corporation for being strong and resilient in a traditional male occupation.

Edith Mitchell Is the New President of the National Medical Association

Dr. Mitchell is a retired Brigadier General of the United States Air Force. She currently serves as the director of the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

The Next President of Meharry Medical College

James E.K. Hildreth is dean of the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis. From 2005 to 2011, Dr. Hildreth was director of the Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research at Meharry.

In Memoriam: Aaron Shirley, 1933-2014

Dr. Shirley was the first African American resident at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He served as a clinical instructor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi for more than 40 years.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

In Memoriam: Jonathan Raymond Reed, 1933-2014

Jonathan Raymond Reed was a long-time obstetrician and gynecologist and an assistant clinical professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

This Week’s Appointments of African Americans to Key Posts in Higher Education Administration

Taking on new administrative roles are Venessa Funches, Nancy L. Jones, Michael A. Ellington, Michael Williams, Kenyatta Tatum Futterman, Zella Palmer, Loretta A. Moore, Angela Simmons, and Marquetta Faulkner.

The First African American Dean of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Kenneth B. Chance Sr. has been serving as a professor and chief of endodontics at the University of Kentucky. He is the former dean of the School of Dentistry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

Meharry Medical College Begins a Search for a New President

A. Cherrie Epps was appointed interim president and then permanent president of the school last summer at the age of 83. President Epps will remain at the helm until her successor is in place.

Meharry Medical College Scholar Named to Dental Research Post

Ethel Harris, an assistant professor in the School of Dentistry at Meharry Medical College, was named the 2014 Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence for Women at the American Dental Education Association.

Honors for Four Black Scholars

The honorees are Tiffany Washington of the University of Georgia, Karin Edwards of Three Rivers Community College, Eric Sheppard of Hampton University, and Oluwatoni Aluko of Meharry Medical College.

In Memoriam: Kenneth Carlton Edelin, 1939-2013

Dr. Edelin was a long-time professor and administrator at the Boston University School of Medicine. He was best known for a 1975 legal case when he was convicted of manslaughter for an abortion. The conviction was later overturned.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

New Dental Simulation Laboratory Now Operating at Meharry Medical College

The new facility has 30 workstations that operate in the manner of a private dental practice. Students can practice any dental procedure from a routine cleaning to a root canal on mannequins.

Meharry Medical College Adding Its First New Building in 30 Years

The three-story, 80,000-square-foot project will be called the Turner Family Center, named after Cal Turner Jr., the former CEO of Dollar General stores. It will includes space for classrooms, an auditorium, a banquet hall, food court, and administrative office space.

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