Heal the World with Us
The events of the last two years, including most recently the devastating invasion of Ukraine has been a fresh reminder of the importance of healthcare in our communities, near and far. Nearly half of the world’s population lives on less than $5 a day and cannot afford healthcare in the best of times. During these challenging, extraordinary circumstances, their situation has gone from bad to desperate. As we all continued to address these crippling situations, we paused to celebrate the women and men who every day show up and do the hard work to make the world a better place, through hard work, innovation, grit, caring, concern, and action. And it was an opportunity to continue to provide health and hope to thousands of people around the world who are facing the trauma of COVID-19, as well as brutality of conflict and war.
This was an unforgettable evening of fantastic food and entertainment as we honored Nashville’s healthcare heroes. Attendance supported the delivery of critically needed medical supplies and equipment to people around the world.
Connecting With People Who Care
The gala kicked off with an elegant dinner and a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items from iconic Nashville-based companies. The highlight of the evening was recognizing those individuals who have gone above and beyond to provide health and hope to others.
Project C.U.R.E. Awards Dr. James Hildreth of Meharry Medical College with Prestigious Founders Award
“I am honored and humbled to be named the 2022 recipient of the Project C.U.R.E. Founders Award. Project C.U.R.E.’s charge aligns with Meharry’s mission of serving the underserved. Their continued commitment to providing access to medical supplies to those communities that need it most not only saves lives but provides hope around the world to those who are easily overlooked. I am thankful to be recognized by an organization that makes such a profound impact around the world on those who need it most.”
– Dr. James Hildreth, president of Meharry Medical College
Presenting Sponsor of the 2022 Project C.U.R.E. Nashville Founders Award Gala
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 school, dental school, graduate school and applied computational sciences 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.
In addition to providing quality professional health care education, exemplary patient care, and compassionate community outreach, Meharry Medical College produces the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, a public health journal.