Discovering How Concussions Lead to Future Injuries
Monday, Mar. 13, 2023 from noon to 1 p.m.
Jessie Oldham, Ph.D., assistant professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, will speak via Zoom as part of the Discovery Dialogues Series. The event will be sponsored by VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Institute for Women’s Health. Questions: http://www.cctr.vcu.edu Register for the Zoom link at the following URL.
For more information, contact Pamela Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at pmdillon@vcu,edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlcuyoqzMqGtMcS8my8F-2J6RtGMcvjx_g.
M.Ed. and Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership - Administration and Supervision Informational Session
Monday, Mar. 13, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join VCU's School of Education for a session on the university's M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with a Concentration in Administration and Supervision. Coursework is designed to give graduates foundational knowledge in change and improvement, diversity and social justice, understanding and engaging communities and the multiple dimensions of leadership. Register for the online link at the following URL.
For more information, contact Jazmin Tilfas at email@example.com or visit https://connect.soe.vcu.edu/register/?id=0ba25427-ff34-40f3-bc4f-11e27e404499.
Webcast: Understanding Traumatic Stress Responses
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2023 at 3:30 p.m.
In this second session of a three-part webcast series, the discussion will include how trauma impacts development, learning, mental health and behavior in youth with disabilities. The series, hosted by VCU's Autism Center for Education, will use case vignettes to practice identifying potential trauma-related factors affecting students with disabilities and encourage participants to consider how trauma may impact students. Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact Teri Blankenship at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://vcuautismcenter.org/te/webcasts/details.cfm?webcastID=624.
Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Graduate Students
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2023 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Suzanne Barbour, Ph.D., dean of Duke University’s Graduate School and former professor in VCU School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, will present her lecture on the impact of recruiting and retaining underrepresented graduate students. The event will be hosted by the Black Education Association and the School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The talk will be in person (McGlothlin Medical Education Center Learning Theater, 1201 E. Marshall St.) and via Zoom. Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact Ashli Phillips at email@example.com or visit https://forms.office.com/r/NFkTVXupya.
World Languages Virtual Career Panel
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2023 at 3 p.m.
In partnership with Pat Cummins, Ph.D., in the World Languages Department, VCU Career Services will host a virtual panel of business and nonprofit employers for an interactive Q&A session related to job searching, career placement and advancement and industry knowledge. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL.
For more information, contact Erin Hanley, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://vcu.joinhandshake.com/events/1245925/share_preview.
Saturday, Mar. 18, 2023 at 8 a.m.
The Center for Biological Data Science and Bioinformatics Societies are holding BNFOTHON 2023 March 18-19 at Grace E. Harris Hall, 1015 Floyd Ave. BNFOTHON is a Bioinformatics and Biology hackathon in which teams of four to five come up with cutting-edge solutions to modern biology, bioinformatics and health-care problems. All students of any major or degree are welcome. Food, prizes and skill workshops will be provided. Questions: http://rampages.us/bnfothon Register for free at the following URL.
For more information, contact Rohan Rathi at email@example.com or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuQv2wsIvrYQA2AFyLGV7r3INVfMiCoeyPCR8DOMVdGUf0RQ/viewform.
Latinx in Health Care Virtual Symposium: Latinx Leadership and Resilience
Saturday, Mar. 18, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join Collective Corazón as the group hosts Latinx health care leaders for a discussion of Latinx leadership and resilience in health care. What are current disparities in our health care system, and how can we challenge them? This event will be held on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, via Zoom. Drop in or out as needed. Registration is limited. Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact Daniela Negrete at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://forms.gle/98VmpP942Q3aL5eN9.
SAEO and OMSA: Paint Mixer
Monday, Mar. 20, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WVCU's Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity and the university's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs invite students with disabilities to come connect with one another and have fun painting and eating doughnuts. The event will be at the OMSA, Suite 215, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Questions: Email Amala Thomas (email@example.com) or Caitlin Provencher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information, contact contact preceding email addresses.
First-Year Rising Ceremony
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The First-Year Rising Ceremony is a culminating event that takes place at the end of VCU students’ first year. It is presented by First and Second Year Experiences and Transitions. Students are honored for their dedication, fortitude and tenacity as they rise to their sophomore year. This online event is open to the entire VCU community and all first-year students and their families and friends. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL.
For more information, contact First and Second Year Experiences and Transitions at email@example.com or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsfumsqzIpGNzaDvwF0_z-eEzi_Qq5_qRQ#/registration.
Accepting Applications for Va-LEND
Va-LEND (Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) is a virtual, interdisciplinary, graduate-level training program that helps people share ideas and learn leadership skills to improve the health and lives of children with disabilities and their families. Trainees complete classes, clinical observations, policy activities, a family mentorship experience and a customized leadership project. Apply at the following URL.
For more information, contact Jackie R. Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://virginialend.partnership.vcu.edu/.
Pauley Heart Center Volunteer Opportunity - Teach BP
The VCU Pauley Heart Center "Teach BP" Study is looking for volunteers to be field teachers to lead blood pressure-related activities in the Hopewell City Public School System. This is a great way to get volunteer experience and hours for any programs that require it. While dates and times are still being finalized, volunteers will be needed at the Hopewell family night on April 11 and for six additional class sessions starting April 17. Register at the following URL.
For more information, contact Grace Smith at email@example.com or visit https://forms.gle/wdFnZsPzHz6XbVnK8.
Mapping the Life-Course of Adoption Project
Are you 18 years of age or older and adopted from foster care, privately or internationally in the U.S.? You may be eligible to participate in a project sponsored at VCU by the School of Social Work to understand how adoptees are aging and the nature of adoptee spaces or groups. Online survey asks about trauma history, stressors, racism or adoption stigma, physical and mental health, identity and experience in adoptee spaces/groups. Compensation provided. Questions: Visit https://www.caare-research.org/mapproject.
For more information, contact Hollee A. McGinnis, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.caare-research.org/.
Recent Graduate Council Applications
VCU Alumni is accepting applications for its Recent Graduate Council. The council is a group of graduates from the past 10 years who connect with one another and the university and help shape programming and services to engage the recent graduate community. Apply at the following URL by April 30.
For more information, contact Allison Toney at email@example.com or visit https://www.vcualumni.org/recent-grads/recent-graduate-council/.
New VCU HR Website Launch
VCU HR will be launching its new website in the Compass university web framework to bring consistency in branding and structure to VCU HR’s web presence. This update will make it easier to find forms and information, enhance transparency into HR’s programs and services and facilitate a better user experience for a diverse array of stakeholders. Broken links or technical issues when using the upgraded website should be reported to Robert Houghtaling at the following email address.
For more information, contact Robert Houghtaling at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-0258 or visit https://hr.vcu.edu/.
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. Amazon gift card compensation is available. Participation in this research study is voluntary.
For more information, contact Kristina Hood, Ph.D., at email@example.com or visit http://firstname.lastname@example.org.