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This week

Americans are struggling with rising prices and inflation on everyday goods, from gas to groceries. What are the economic factors contributing to this situation and how can we make sense of it? Join Katharine Bond, vice-president for public policy and state affairs at Dominion Energy, for a discussion on navigating these trends. RSVP at the following URL for the Zoom Link. For more information, contact David Slipher at or visit

Nina Exner, research data Librarian, will discuss via Zoom how logic models can be used to visualize future benefits of research and program implementation, including the basics of input, output and outcome data. The lunch research seminar will be hosted by VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Questions: Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Pamela Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at or visit

A book launch party and signing event for Richmond-based author Lindsay Lerman will be held at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, 601 W. Broad St. Lerman’s second book, "What Are You," was released by CLASH Books on June 14. The event will be hosted by the ICA’s Director of Community Media, Chioke I’Anson. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Stephanie Stanton at or visit

VCU HR and VCU RecWell through FLEX by Fitness on Demand brings you Yoga Cardio Sculpt online. Flow through a series of exercises that are bound to leave you breathless in this quick 20-minute workout. You’ll connect breath to movement and work through short bursts of cardio to torch major calories. Register in Talent@VCU or at: For more information, contact Cindi Phares at or (804) 828-1521 or visit

Coming up

Learn more about constructing a clinical pharmacy practice from the ground up in the next online Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation seminar with speaker Shannon Finks, Pharm.D., University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. Free CE credit will be offered. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Madeleine Wagner at or visit


Training on the Avaya Workplace App

In the coming months VCU Telecommunications Services will offer virtual training on the Avaya Workplace app, which allows customers to extend their office number to their remote work site. The Avaya Workplace app is geared for remote workers. Callers can reach remote workers on any device by calling their work telephone number, and when placing a call the caller party will see their work number and not their mobile number. The sessions are open to all VCU and VCU Health. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Wayne L. Johnson at or (804) 828-4400 or visit

Three Finalists Chosen for VCU's Cabell First Novelist Award

The three finalists have been selected for VCU's Cabell First Novelist Award. The finalists are "Hades, Argentina" by Daniel Loedel (Riverhead Books), "The Five Wounds" by Kirstin Valdez Quade (W.W. Norton) and "The Final Revival of Opal and Nev" by Dawnie Walton (Simon & Schuster). Congratulations to the finalists and a big thank-you to all our volunteer readers. The winner will be announced toward the end of June. For more information, contact Ty Phelps at or visit

Twins, Triplets and More

The Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry is a group of twins and their families who are willing to consider taking part in twin-based, health-related research. MATR welcomes twins of any age, ethnicity and zygosity (identical or fraternal). All twins and triplets in the VCU community are invited to to register with MATR and to pass the registry's information on to any other twins. For more information, contact MATR at or (800) 872-8946 or visit

VCU Continuing and Professional Education

VCU Continuing and Professional Education offers learning options for the VCU community and the public. Choose from Aikido, automation and controls, bookkeeping, craft beer, customer service, data analysis, digital marketing, early childhood guidance, event planning, Excel, Google Analytics, health and wellness, language and culture, makerspace training, management, online teaching, paralegal, play therapy, social media, storytelling, supply chain operations, test prep, world drumming and more. For more information, contact VCU Continuing and Professional Education at or (804) 828-1322 or visit

Black Love Safe Love

This is a research study aiming to receive feedback on a sexual health intervention designed for couples. To be eligible to participate, you have to identity as Black or African American and be 18 to 35 years of age. The study requires participation in a 120-minute session and completion of a questionnaire. Compensation is available. For more information, contact Kristina Hood, Ph.D., at or visit

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