Nashville’s Meharry Medical College is partnering with Tennessee’s organ donation agency for a pilot program focused on increasing diversity in the field of organ transplant. It’s part of a national initiative announced earlier this month.
Metro Nashville Public Schools is having its first serious discussion about dropping universal mask requirements, which have been in place ever since in-person school resumed.
Marcus Whitney stands out in Nashville’s huge health care sector as an investor in startups. In addition to his venture capital firm, he’s organized an annual health tech conference and co-founded the city’s pro soccer club.
Federal health officials have reduced the recommended COVID-19 isolation period from 10 days to five for people who have no symptoms. But some question whether a shorter quarantine is appropriate amid a winter outbreak. Among those most conflicted are Nashville-area hospitality workers.
A review of Nashville’s pandemic response gives the city high marks for how it handled COVID-19, but it finds room to improve coordination with the rest of the state.
It was just a fireside chat between “Jim” and “Tony.” Dr. James Hildreth of Meharry Medical College and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, referred to each other by their nicknames during Meharry’s virtual summit on health equity Wednesday night.
Not one, but two health care leaders in Nashville have been named to the Biden administration’s equity task force to oversee the COVID response. One is the leader of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, based in Nashville.
COVID-19 is so widespread in Nashville that Mayor John Cooper says government alone can’t fix the problem. Rather, he and other local officials are urging — even pleading with — residents to use the one tool that’s been proven to work: wearing a mask.