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Take a break from the news, social media, class assignments or telework responsibilities to find a moment of quiet reflection in the middle of your day with virtual guided meditation. In a time of chaos and uncertainty, guided meditation provides a sense of calm, peace and balance. It improves attention, focus and ability to work through stressful circumstances. This class is brought to you by VCU Human Relations and VCU Recreation and Well-Being. 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/3IQ3XC1.

Taylor Ochalek, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, pharmacology and toxicology, VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, will present a Discovery Dialogues seminar via Zoom. Faculty, staff, community practitioners, students, patients and families are invited to attend. Questions: http://www.cctr.vcu.edu. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Pamela Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at pmdillon@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1519 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMocemgpjsjG9b3gaP8uyJ5pZSPfvu6kN1D.

One of the secrets of effective stress management at work is finding ways to incorporate stress-reduction techniques into the workday. By Taking a Break to practice the tips, stretches or breathing techniques taught in this program, presented by VCU Human Resources and CommonHealth, participants can catch their response to a stressful situation early – before it has a chance to turn unhealthy. Questions: https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/. Register for the link 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/3GQNJH7.

Join the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, Wilder School, for its upcoming Minority Political Leadership Institute virtual open house. During this interactive event, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the program, application process, benefits of the program and hear firsthand experiences from alumni. Questions: https://gehli.vcu.edu/programs/minority-political-leadership-institute/. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Kiara Faulks at faulksks@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1169 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcldOqgrDIvGdUQRwsUVd-srg8SxJZxAnd7.

Join VCU Human Resources for a virtual panel discussion on loss, work and life during COVID-19. We have all been impacted in one way or another. Panelists will share what has worked for them and provide takeaways and resources. We will discuss supporting yourself, your loved ones and your colleagues through grief and loss while we all seek balance in our VCU RAMily. Those who register in advance will be able to submit questions for the panelists prior to the event. Questions: https://hr.vcu.edu/. Register for the link at the following URL. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://bit.ly/3yjKzIU.

VCU's Online MBA program, ranked 32nd nationally by Fortune, is accepting applications for Fall 2022. Learn why this synchronous two-year cohort format is chosen by working professionals; current students have an average work experience of 10 years and the graduation rate is over 90 percent. Click on the link below to register for this 45-minute online webinar. For more information, contact Robert Clarkson at rmclarkson@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1597 or visit https://business.vcu.edu/academics/mba-options/online-mba/.

Notices

Patients With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Are Invited To Participate in a Study of a Potential New Treatment

We are inviting male and female Type 2 diabetes patients with painful diabetic neuropathy ages 18-75 to participate in a research investigation of a new treatment to alleviate pain and examine its effects on pain perception. In addition to the new treatment, this study involves completing surveys and undergoing tests to evaluate perceptions of pain. Volunteers will be compensated for their time. Participants are only required to come once for the study. The study is conducted within the VCU Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Lab. Questions: Email Bhushan Thakkar at the following address or Edmund Acevedo, Ph.D., FACSM, at eoacevedo@vcu.edu. For more information, contact Bhushan Thakkar at thakkarbs2@vcu.edu or (804) 300-5578.

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