About the Stanford-Meharry Initiative

The Stanford-Meharry Initiative was instituted in 2017 under the direction of Dr. Abraham Verghese in the Department of Medicine to build a lasting collaboration between the institutions and to expose Meharry medical students to cutting edge research being conducted at Stanford.  This year, research mentors from the Departments of Medicine, Radiology and Pathology participated in this effort hosting a record 23 medical students!

More information here about the Stanford-Meharry Initiative: The Stanford-Meharry Initiative

Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP

Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor

About Meharry Medical College:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Meharry Medical College is one of the nation’s oldest and largest historically black academic health science centers dedicated to educating physicians, dentists, researchers, and health policy experts.

Founded in 1876 as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee College, Meharry was the first medical school in the South for African Americans. It was chartered separately in 1915.

Today, Meharry includes a medical schooldental school, and a graduate school; and is home to the Center for Health Policy at Meharry. The degrees include Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.

Meharry is a United Methodist Church-affiliated institution. A 2010 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine ranked Meharry as one of the nation’s top five producers of primary care physicians. Meharry is also a leading producer of African Americans with Ph.Ds. in biomedical sciences.

Meharry Medical College

Mission Statement

Meharry Medical College is a global academic health sciences center advancing health equity through innovative research, transformative education, exceptional and compassionate health services and policy-influencing thought leadership. True to its legacy, Meharry empowers diverse populations to improve the well-being of humankind.

Stanford School of Medicine

Mission Statement

To educate and inspire a diverse group of leaders in medicine and science who will improve human health through discovery, innovation, scholarship, education, and the delivery of outstanding patient-centered care.