The 148th Convocation • October 2nd, 9 a.m.


Meharry Medical College is playing a vital role in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus. As a health spokesperson explaining the science of COVID-19 and how to defeat it, Meharry President and CEO James E.K. Hildreth Sr., Ph.D., M.D., has appeared regularly in Metro Nashville press conferences, communicating with viewers about doing their part by staying home and distancing from each other in keeping the virus in check.


A renowned researcher in HIV/AIDS science, his unique background in the study of virulent diseases and the human immune system coupled with his unassuming manner and style has made him a calming voice for Nashville viewers looking for answers. Click on the image at left for a video explaining how COVID-19 spreads, and remember—#DontBeAVector.


Meharry Medical College Launches Nation’s First School of Global Health

Board of Trustees unanimously approves new school that will create a new generation of health equity leaders dedicated to solving complex global healt…

T4C and DHGI—An ambitious, new undertaking that will affect the lives of Black populations worldwide

Meharry President James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D. announces the new Together for CHANGE (T4C) initiative of the newly founded Diaspora Human Genomics…

Few transplant surgeons are Black. Giving medical students a rare peek at organ donation may help.

From Associated Press • October 24, 2023 • by Lauran Neergaard— NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It’s long after midnight when the bustling operating room sudd…


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