Established in 2014

Eligbility: Nursing students who are in the final year of their nursing course of study at Aquinas College, Belmont University, Tennessee State University, or Vanderbilt University are eligible to apply for assistance.

The Nashville Academy of Medicine Alliance (NAMA) was a group of physician spouses who volunteered their time to improve the health of the people of Nashville from 1927-2014. Early members furnished a chapel for General Hospital, rolled bandages during World War II, and promoted the Salk polio vaccine. As the decades passed, NAMA continued to play a vital role in keeping Nashville “well.”

Members taught thousands of school children the importance of good health, built handicapped-accessible homes for Habitat for Humanity, and furnished playrooms at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and Nashville’s Ronald McDonald House. NAMA worked to end domestic violence, bullying, smoking, and AIDS, and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for medical education.