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Clinical & Translational Science Award

Since 2007, Meharry has been partner with the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), Vanderbilt’s virtual home for clinical and translational research. Supported by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Research and the NIH sponsored Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the mission of the institute is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to patient care. VICTR provides tools and support to improve the quality of research, publications, grant writing, and training for future doctors and researchers.

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Duane Smoot, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF

Meharry Sub-Contract PI
Meharry Medical College


Clinical & Translational Science Award Publications

Notch as an Immunologic Basis of Cancer Disparities.
Portia LaLiah Thomas, Anil Shanker

Multiplatform computational analysis of mast cells in adrenocortical carcinoma tumor microenvironment.
Jordan J Baechle, David N Hanna, Konjeti R Sekhar, Jeffrey C Rathmell, Wendy Kimryn Rathmell, Naira Baregamian

Prognostic model for nephrotoxicity among HIV-positive Zambian adults receiving tenofovir disoproxil fumarate-based antiretroviral therapy.
Freeman W Chabala, Edward D Siew, Wilbroad Mutale, Lloyd Mulenga, Aggrey Mweemba, Fastone Goma, Njeleka Banda, Patrick Kaonga, William C Wester, Douglas C Heimburger, Muktar H Aliyu, Derick Munkombwe

A multiperspective on the broad dissemination of research findings to past research participants and the community-at-large.
Tilicia L Mayo-Gamble, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Chioma Kas-Osoka, George W Johnson, Nicole Frazier, Yvonne Joosten

Reducing HPV Associated Cancers and Disparities: Engaging African American Men to Develop a Culturally-Appropriate Program that Addresses their Needs.
Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Lanese Campbell, Calvin Barlow, Claudia Barajas, Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, Michel Perry, George Johnson

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Training among Medical Schools in the United States.
Robert L Cooper, Mohammad Tabatabai, Paul D Juarez, Aramandla Ramesh, Matthew C Morris, Katherine Y Brown, Thomas A Arcury, Marybeth Shinn, Leandro A Mena, Patricia-Matthews Juarez