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Leticia Flores, M.D., will present "From the White House to Richmond: National Hispanic Medical Association Summit Highlights" at the July meeting of the School of Medicine's Hispanic Coalition of Healthcare Academics. The session will be in Room 5-101, James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 1201 E. Marshall St. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Ashli Phillips at or visit

This 30-minute virtual lower-body circuit training, brought to you by VCU HR and RecWell, targets the quads, glutes and hamstrings. Add weights or just utilize your body weight. Register in Talent@VCU or at For more information, contact Cindi Phares at or visit

The VCU Stravitz-Sanyal Institute for Liver Disease and Metabolic Health will host Manisha Verma, M.D., MPH, via Zoom to discuss "Patient-Centered Care: A Paradigm for Health Services Research for Advanced Liver Disease." Verma is director of research for the Department of Medicine at Einstein Healthcare Network, now part of Jefferson Health in Philadelphia. Questions: Register to watch the online presentation at the following URL. For more information, contact Emily Wigginton at or (804) 828-5066 or visit

Reconciling the demands of work and home life can be a source of constant tension which may result in sleep disturbances, appetite changes, headaches, poor concentration and irritability. In this virtual session presented by VCU HR and Anthem EAP, participants will learn how to identify emotional and physical symptoms of stress, assess individual situations and practice hands-on techniques to balance work and personal life. Register in Talent@VCU or at For more information, contact Cindi Phares at or visit


Volunteers Needed for Full-Scale Exercise

VCU Emergency Management will host a full-scale, multijurisdictional training exercise on the Monroe Park Campus on Thursday, July 25. Volunteers are sought to act as casualties for the duration of the training. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, must sign a liability waiver and photo release and be willing to have simulated injuries applied to them. To volunteer, email the following address. For more information, contact Matthew Majid at or (804) 837-2999.

VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center Pilot Grants

The PMDC offers a pilot grants program which funds innovative scientific investigations and helps fuel more independent and interdisciplinary research in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Projects may be clinical, translational or basic science. Awards are for one year and up to $50,000. Questions: Email For more information, contact Bonnie Mahl at

First-Generation/LGBTQIA+ Belongingness Study

Participants are sought who can attend three 90-minute sessions, are open to sharing their experience and willing to photograph their "voice." Participants will be paid $25 for each session. Participants must be a first-generation student and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. For more information, contact Traci Wike, Ph.D., M.S.W., at or (804) 420-2715 or visit

Registration Open for Advanced Certificate Of Youth Development Management

This certificate provides training in workforce and youth development. It is specifically designed for professionals across various youth program sectors and services, including health services, out-of-school time programs and early childhood education. Classes will be at the Mary and Frances Youth Center, 120 S. Linden St. Participants will be instructed in roles such as caregivers, mentors, teachers, health service providers and youth program staff. Participants will earn a non-credit credential earned over three semesters. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Vaughn Garland at or (804) 828-2696 or visit

Apply To Join TEDxVCU's Planning Team

TEDxVCU is now accepting applications to join its 2024-2025 planning team. Roles include marketing, production and engagement, and curation. All applicants are welcome, but applicants for marketing and production and engagement are encouraged. Applications will be accepted throughout the summer. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Apply at the following URL. For more information, contact TEDxVCU at or visit

Open Pickleball at Mary and Frances Youth Center

The Mary and Frances Youth Center, 120 S. Linden St., offers open pickleball for VCU and surrounding community members. There is no charge. Stop by any Monday-Friday between 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. or on Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. No equipment is needed. Email the following address to reserve a court. For more information, contact Misti Mueller at or visit

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