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TN-MMC HBCU Wellness Project News

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April 17, 2024

Dr. Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, Co-Principal Investigator of The HBCU Wellness Project received the RISE Health Care Hero Award on Wednesday, April 17 at The RISE Summit on Social Determinants of Health in New Orleans.


February 26, 2024

SHA Trinity Mobley was one of eight student researchers from Austin Peay State University’s College of STEM and Middle College to present her research on “antimicrobial properties of soursop and its implications on nontraditional medicine" in front of lawmakers and legislators at the annual Posters at the Capitol event on Feb. 14 in Nashville.

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August 29, 2023

Sophomore Gillian Morton was one of five UTC undergraduates to attend this summer’s HBCU Wellness Project at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. 


July 22, 2023

Hundreds took advantage of an opportunity to receive free health screenings in Sumner County during the Health and Wellness Expo, organized by Meharry Medical College and West Eastland Church of Christ.

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March 22, 2023

Fisk University recently hosted the inaugural Southeastern Health Care Fraud Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee from February 23-25, 2023. This Symposium is part of a collaborative partnership with Meharry Medical College, the HBCU Wellness Project at Meharry Medical College, K&L Gates LLP, and the Tennessee chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel Tennessee.

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March 3, 2023

Together with Fisk University, Meharry Medical College, and ACC Tennessee, the K&L Gates Health Care Fraud group recently hosted the inaugural Southeastern Health Care Fraud Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee.

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March 3, 2023

Fisk University and Meharry Medical College are collaborating Saturday for a Community Health and Wellness Expo. It is free and open to anyone of all ages looking to get healthier.

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February 22, 2023

The Office of Minority Health recently featured the TN- MMC HBCU Wellness Project in the FYI: Weekly Health Resources e-newsletter. This publication is sent to more than 36,600 OMH subscribers.


January 11, 2023

Society of Behavioral Medicine Poster Acceptance

The TN-MMC HBCU Wellness Project's academic paper entitled "HIV Testing Beliefs and PrEP Knowledge in Young Adults Attending a Historically Black College in the Southeastern U.S." was accepted as a Poster Presentation at the 44th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.


December 1, 2022

Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Health Department Grant

The TN-MMC HBCU Wellness has been awarded a grant with the Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Health Department for the provision of training college students at Fisk University and Tennessee State University as peer health educators to create service-oriented resources to impact COVID-19 disparities and related social determinants of health.


October 18, 2022

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Honors College continues its collaboration with the Meharry Medical College HBCU Wellness Project in broadening the experience of UTC students in, among other areas, research collection, public health practice and conference presentation.

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September 9, 2020

Nine undergraduate students attended the SUPER Project Summer Institute in community-based research and health disparities in early August to prepare for health careers where they hope to make a difference in underserved communities. The keynote speaker, Lisa McGee, M.Ed., pioneered the HBCU Wellness Project at Meharry College of Medicine that inspired the SUPER Project.


August 5, 2018

View 20 photos from the Health Wellness Expo, hosted by West Eastland Church of Christ and the HBCU Wellness Project at Meharry Medical College Saturday, Aug. 4 in Gallatin.

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July 16, 2012

The Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Wellness Project uses human and social capital in Tennessee to promote health and wellness in the surrounding communities.


March 21, 2012

In 2006, five private HBCUs across the state of Tennessee, Fisk University, Knoxville College, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College and Meharry Medical College received funding through the Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus, to begin utilizing students to promote wellness and positively impact the risk factors for chronic diseases in their surrounding communities.

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