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Many of us have lists of resources to help students in difficult circumstances. This pilot project is headed by College of Humanities and Sciences Student Success Case Management Pilot Program social work interns. The aim is to pull together these individual resources to build a centralized, participatory, living database to share with faculty and staff. Join this virtual one-hour meeting to share your ideas and help steer the future of the project. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Nadia Bukach at bukachn@vcu.edu or visit https://forms.gle/ZwCE3pioxocwa3Jf6.

VCU's post-baccalaureate certificate in clinical research supports clinical research professionals entering the workforce or transitioning career paths with and offers professional development for current clinical, allied health and research professionals. Applications are now being accepted for Summer and Fall 2023. Certificate program informational sessions will be offered via Zoom March 29 and April 19 all at 2 p.m. Register for March 8 at 2 p.m. at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErcemupzooEtSb3TuPn084VtKAChIJubSQ April 30 is the deadline for Summer 2023 enrollment. VCU tuition benefit is available for eligible university employees. Hospital personnel direct tuition benefit inquiry to hospital Human Resources or access HR4U. Contact Catherine Brown, program coordinator, at the following email address for March 29 and April 19 registration links. For more information, contact Catherine Brown at crbrown@vcu.edu or visit https://cctr.vcu.edu/education-and-training/certificate-program/.

Join Pharmacology and Toxicology Student Organization for a naloxone training through the "REVIVE! Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education" program. The training, in Room 200, VCU Health Sciences Research Building, 1112 E. Clay St., takes one hour and includes a presentation about opioids, overdose and how to respond in case of an emergency. The session will be followed by distribution of naloxone via Rams in Recovery. The sign up is capped at 30 people. Sign up at the following URL. For more information, contact Alaina Jaster at jastera@vcu.edu or visit https://forms.gle/8yjH7FpusiU6SBma7.

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 ashli.phillips@vcuhealth.org or visit https://forms.office.com/r/NFkTVXupya.

Join "History and Health: Equitable Access to Care" for a virtual panel which will discuss how marginalized and multi-marginalized people in the United States (e.g., BIPOC and LGTBQIA+) are impacted by the history and procedures of clinical trials, how these experiences influence skepticism toward clinical trials and how to promote activism focused on outreach and awareness. This event, co-sponsored by the Humanities Research Center and the Office of Health Equity, is free and open to the community. Registesr for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Logan Vetrovec at lavetrovec@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6tvSP2YpQ-u6WFNRLbWBHg#/registration.

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 societyofbioinformatics1@gmail.com or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuQv2wsIvrYQA2AFyLGV7r3INVfMiCoeyPCR8DOMVdGUf0RQ/viewform.

TEDxVCU will present its annual live speaker event, TEDxVCU: Reframed, at VCU's Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, 601 W. Broad St. The event will include seven TEDx Talks from the VCU community, as well as audience interaction, networking opportunities and light refreshments. Request your free ticket at https://cglink.me/2dV/r1927372. For more information, contact TEDxVCU Team at tedx@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.campusgroups.com/tedxvcu.

Notices

Draft Open for Public Comment: Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Policy

The draft of the revised Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid policy is open for public comment until Friday, March 17. View the draft and comment on it at the following URL. For more information, contact Jason Block at blockj2@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.public.doctract.com.

RVA Views Spring Raffle: Two Ways to Enter

There are over one million Richmond views and each one counts. Your view counts. RVA Views is a collective of people who sign up to share their opinions and experiences about living in Richmond. RVA Views will raffle off four ViviIMAGE projectors through March 15. Here are two ways to enter: Join RVA Views at the following URL. Follow RVA Views on Instagram: @rvaview Winners will be announced on Instagram or by email. For more information, contact Jodie Ferguson at rvaviews@vcu.edu or visit http://www.rvaviews.com.

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