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This week

Rams in Recovery hosts a gelato social at The Well. The social is open to all students who are either in recovery, considering recovery or who support others in recovery. Faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, contact Kristen Kidd Donovan at or (804) 828-2086.

Coming up

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences provides research assistance and consultations in the Hunton Student Center, Learning Center, Room 209. Librarians with expertise in the biomedical sciences will be available to help find articles and other information for reports and research. Drop by Monday-Friday, from 1-3 p.m. to get expert help. To schedule an appointment, use the contact information below. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, contact Thelma Mack at or (804) 828-0017.

Massey Cancer Center hosts a free seminar featuring Elizabeth Miller, R.D., C.S.O., registered dietitian in oncology nutrition, at the center’s Linen-Powell Patient Resource Library, 1300 E. Marshall St. Miller will discuss tips and recipe ideas for those dealing with cancer-related chewing and swallowing issues. To register, use the contact information below. For more information, contact Alaina Schneider at or (804) 628-4578 or visit

VCU Medical Center presents a free seminar about foot discomfort as part of the Lewis Ginter Seminar Series. Simon Mest, D.P.M., Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, will discuss ways to take better care of your feet, as well as the latest advances in the treatment of diabetic foot wounds. The seminar is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments are provided. Registration is recommended. Register online at For more information, contact Katherine Poarch at or (804) 828-0123.

The Office of Research hosts a workshop to provide an overview of the offices and opportunities for Department of Defense basic research in BioTech One, Ball Conference Room. The workshop will include a discussion of key DOD research agencies, relevant solicitation sources and funding trends. For more details and registration, visit the website below. For more information, contact Jessica Venable at or (804) 827-1443 or visit


Grades Due by Noon on Tuesday, August 12

Grading for summer 2014 has begun. Grade sheets are available on faculty eServices. Grades are due by noon on Tuesday, August 12, at which time grading will be turned off. Faculty may only access grade sheets for courses to which they have been assigned in the class schedule. Faculty who do not see one of their grade sheets should contact their department's course scheduling representative. For more information, contact the Office of Records and Registration at or (804) 828-1349.

We Need Healthy Volunteers

Are you between the ages of 18 and 65 with no existing health conditions? The VCU School of Nursing invites to participate in a research study as a normal healthy adult. Participation includes undergoing a sensory assessment and having your blood drawn during your visit which will take approximately 45 minutes. Eligible participants will be compensated for their time. For more information, contact Amy Heineman at or (804) 828-5242.

Call for Nominations: Dorris Douglas Budd Award Deadline Extended to August 15

Nominations are being accepted now through Friday, Aug. 15, for the 2014 Dorris Douglas Budd Award, which recognizes outstanding administrative and office support staff who enhance the image and mission of VCU and the VCU Health System. Nomination form (including criteria) is available online at The award winner receives a $2,000 monetary award and framed certificate. For more information, contact Gwen Parker at or (804) 828-1534 or visit

2015 Leadership Development Program: Accepting Applications

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute is accepting applications for the Leadership Development Program class of 2015. The goal of this program is to develop approximately 25 current and emerging leaders each year at VCU who represent the academic and administrative units of the university and the VCU Health System. Applications for the 2015 class are due Wednesday, Oct. 1. For more information, contact Lindsey Evans at or (804) 827-1225 or visit

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