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Join VCU Human Resources and Social Security Administration for a workshop and Q&A about Social Security. Register in Talent@VCU or at: https://bit.ly/3OlPhMC. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/.

The Equity in Cardiovascular Health Outcomes Lab is sponsoring the Art for Hearts study at the VCU Health Hub at 25th, 1330 N. 25th St., Suite A. The eight-part, eight-week program seeks to gauge how painting and expressing thoughts and feelings could help mental health and blood pressure in Black women. For more information, contact Anika L. Hines, Ph.D., M.P.H. at eqcholab@vcuhealth.org or (804) 828-5030.

Notices

Recovery Scholarship Application

VCU's Rams in Recovery and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services invite any student interested in recovery from substance use and mental disorders to apply for a scholarship. Program requirements include attending one community meeting per month and a weekly seminar with other students in recovery. Applicants must have abstained four-plus months. Apply at https://forms.gle/t9xN2TyUR3J1t4wY7 by Aug. 22. Seminars start Aug. 23. For more information, contact Lauren Powell at detrevillelj@vcu.edu or visit https://recovery.vcu.edu/.

Biomedical Researchers: Apply for Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program

The Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program pledges $1.5B for outstanding early career faculty committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Funding will be awarded to outstanding basic biomedical researchers, including physician-scientists in their efforts to create labs in which everyone can thrive. Apply at the following URL by Sept. 28. For more information, contact Emily Komornik at komornikea@vcu.edu or visit https://bit.ly/3GKcAxp.

Rammalogues Will Host Four Sessions To Discuss 'The Organ Thieves'

Rammalogues, a facilitated discussion series that provides a braver and safer space to talk about social identity, will host four sessions on MCV Campus this fall. The VCU Common Book, "The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South," will be discussed. Rammalogues are free and readers are invited to join no matter where they are in the book. Registrants can pick up a free book from the Goodwin Research Laboratory front desk. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact IExcel Education at iexcel@vcu.edu or visit https://cvent.me/yXK5Zl.

IExcel Education To Host Seminar on Inclusive Teaching Practices

"Better Practices for Inclusive Teaching" is an online extended seminar led by Adrien DeLoach, executive director of VCU's Division for Student Engagement and Impact. The seminar is designed for faculty to workshop their syllabi to enhance diversity and inclusion throughout their teaching. The seminar will be offered Thursday, Aug.11, 12-4 p.m. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Archana Pathak at aapathak@vcu.edu or visit https://iexcel.vcu.edu/calendar/.

Do You Vape?

Individuals between the ages of 18-65 who vape nicotine-containing e-cigarettes are invited to participate in a research study that examines the effects of vaping on eating behavior. Two, three-hour, laboratory visits, each with a buffet meal, are required. Compensation is provided. Principal investigators are Andrew Barnes, Ph.D., Department of Health Behavior and Policy, and Caroline Cobb, Ph.D., Department of Psychology. For more information, contact Caroline Cobb at cobbco@vcu.edu or (804) 827-3562 or visit http://cstp.vcu.edu/studies.

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 identify 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 progresslab@vcu.edu.

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