Vanderbilt and Meharry Medical College create the Vanderbilt-Meharry Alliance. The historic partnership lends some much-needed security to Meharry Medical College and Metro General Hospital.

Many will point to this move as a representation of the collaborative spirit that makes Nashville’s health care community unique. The cooperation offers training programs in sectors ranging from biomedical research, clinical science education and community engagement. The collaborative’s combined grants allow for hundreds of Nashville-based publications and projects.