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Timothy Aungst, Pharm.D., associate professor, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and founder of The Digital Apothecary, will share his thoughts at an online seminar on the technology advancements that will change the care of patients. The event will be hosted by VCU's Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Madeleine Wagner at cppi@vcu.edu or visit http://bit.ly/CPPISeminars.

This week

VCU's L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs will hold an online informational session for students interested in pursuing a Wilder master's degree through the VCU Baccalaureate Graduate Master's Opportunity. An overview of the opportunity's requirements and benefits and the school's graduate programs will be presented. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Ross Losapio at wsrecruit@vcu.edu or (804) 827-0364 or visit http://bit.ly/WilderBGMO.

VCU's Staff Senate will host an online town hall to answer questions and provide information about the Staff Senate's upcoming elections process. Click on https://vcu.zoom.us/j/4567891111 for the Zoom link. For more information, contact Staff Senate at staffsenate@vcu.edu or visit https://staffsenate.vcu.edu/elections/.

Antonio Abbate, M.D., Ph.D., associate director of Hub Capacity, VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, will discuss effective strategies for responding to reviewers’ comments about individual grants at a grant-writing seminar hosted by the Wright Center. Questions: http://www.cctr.vcu.edu. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Pam Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at pmdillon@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1519 or visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkc-qhrjgrGt24bj5FObHMrLMkyV59IhqC.

Coming up

Join VCU Human Resources and TIAA to make sure your retirement is ready when you are. TIAA’s webinar leader will provide information to help you determine where you need to be in your retirement savings and how to get back on track if you’re behind. Questions: https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/. Register in Talent@VCU or at the following URL. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://bit.ly/3eYTCqq.

David Naff, Ph.D., Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium, VCU School of Education, will moderate an online panel discussion hosted by Leadership Metro Richmond which will focus on research and strategies for supporting student mental health during and after COVID-19. The event will feature local educators, students and community leaders who will share experiences, challenges and upcoming needs. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact David Naff at naffdb@vcu.edu or (828) 773-2651 or visit https://lmronline.org/speaker-series/.

The purpose of Safe Zone is to reduce anti-queerness, transphobia, biphobia and heterosexism at VCU, making the campus a safer and freer environment for all community members regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. For more information, contact Safe Zone at safezone@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6200 or visit http://training.vcu.edu.

Notices

How to Retire With VCU ORP

VCU Human Resources presents "Retiring With the VCU Optional Retirement Plan." These sessions are open to VCU faculty and VCU University and Academic Professionals, not VCU Health System employees. Register at the following URL. Questions: Email benefits@vcu.edu. For more information, contact Alexis Hobbs at hobbsad@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1723 or visit https://vcu.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/event/c9921b6a-d526-48c3-ac2f-b5a913a231f0.

How to Retire With VRS

Human Resources presents "How to Retire With the Virginia Retirement System" for VCU employees. These sessions are open to VCU employees only, not VCU Health System employees. View upcoming sessions at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Benefits at benefits@vcu.edu. For more information, contact Alexis Hobbs at hobbsad@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1723 or visit https://vcu.csod.com/ui/lms-learning-details/app/event/cf698494-7201-467a-8b5b-c8739911e503.

Rec Sports To Offer Children's Swim Lessons

VCU Recreational Sports will offer two summer sessions of swim lessons for children (parent/child, preschool 1-3) at Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center, 101 S. Linden St. The first session will be on Saturdays, June 5-26. Register by noon June 4. The second session will be on Saturdays, July 10-31. Register by noon July 9. For more information, contact Jenna Dillon at dillonj3@vcu.edu or visit https://recsports.vcu.edu/programs/aquatics/childrens-swim-lessons/.

Balanced Man Scholarship Application

Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter at VCU is hosting its annual Balanced Man Scholarship that awards $2,000 to winners. The chapter will recognize those who uphold values such as academic excellence, demonstration of leadership skills and commitment to personal and community well-being. Applicants are not required to submit an essay or provide a recommendation. The application is currently open for all male-identifying students and closes July 1. Apply at the following URL. For more information, contact Matthew Gonzalez at gonzalezms3@vcu.edu or (540) 426-6566 or visit https://bit.ly/3a94Tlr.

Call for Nominations: School of Medicine Teaching Excellence Awards

VCU's School of Medicine is accepting nominations for the School of Medicine Teaching Excellence Awards. Recipients will be selected for four awards: The Enrique Gerszten M.D. Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Irby James Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Distinguished Mentor Award and the Educational Innovation/Educational Research Award. The deadline for nomination packages is June 28. For more information, contact Deborah Stewart at deborah.stewart@vcuhealth.org or (804) 828-6591 or visit https://medschool.vcu.edu/about/deans-office/facultyaffairs/.

Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center To Be Closed Through May 28

VCU Recreational Sports' Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center will be closed through May 28. MCV Campus Aquatic Center will remain open. For all facility hours, visit the following URL. For more information, contact Amanda Simmons at alsimmons@vcu.edu or visit https://recsports.vcu.edu/facilities/hours/.

VCU Online Professional Development Program

VCU Online's summer professional development program includes workshops, micro-courses and a longer facilitated program. The online program offers a variety of topics to enhance online learning, teaching, designing and leadership. Questions: Email VCU Online Professional Development team at onlinepd@vcu.edu. For more information, contact Brianne Jackson at bljackson@vcu.edu or visit https://altlab.vcu.edu/professional-development/.

Quantification of Neural Development in Infancy

Researchers in VCU's Department of Physical Therapy and Radiology are conducting a study to learn about infant brain development. Infants born between 38-40 weeks and under three months are invited to participate in the study. Enrolled infants will undergo three MRI visits and three assessments during the first six months of life. MRI visits will be at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU and assessments can be completed at the infant’s home or in lab. If you are interested in participating please contact the study team for more information. For more information, contact Meagan Miller at mdlinpt@vcu.edu or (804) 628-5037.

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