Partnership Institutions

  • The three Partner institutions are located within a five-mile radius of each other within Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee, sharing complementary interests and strengths
  • Each Partner institution offers the others access to facilities, resources, expertise, and special populations the others lack. The following provides a glimpse of what each Partner offers:

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC)

  • Extensive experience, expertise and collaborative resources for cancer research
  • Demonstrated interest, infrastructure and track record in minority health disparities research
  • Opportunities for mentoring junior faculty and nurturing student engagement in cancer research in a large multi-faceted research intensive environment in basic, clinical, translational and population-based research

Tennessee State University (TSU)

  • Experience and expertise in reaching minority populations through culturally appropriate and sensitive interventions and population-based research
  • Local and state-wide access to minority populations
  • Training opportunities for minority students

Meharry Medical College (MMC)

  • Successful minority patient clinical trials operations and active clinical fellows
  • Access to minority patients to draw candidates for cancer disparities research
  • Complementary expertise in population-based and basic cancer research for collaborative projects and initiatives
  • Training opportunities for minority students

The complementary institutional strengths enable the Partnership to:

  • Continue establishing effective cancer research infrastructure and programs
  • Offer enhanced training opportunities in cancer research
  • Facilitate community and population-based research targeting minority cancer health disparities