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University Events Impacted Due to COVID-19

Events featured in TelegRAM have been moved to an online setting to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Please check with organizers for assistance in accessing the online venue. Information about the university's One VCU: Responsible Together plan for a phased return to campus is available at https://together.vcu.edu. It is the source for the latest VCU updates. You can also receive VCU Together notifications. Download "VCU Mobile" from your iOS or Android App Store, or visit https://mobile.vcu.edu with your smartphone and select the appropriate link.

Coming up

Ericka Boone, Ph.D., director, Division of Loan Repayment, National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research, will speak at a Health Behavior and Policy Seminar. Questions: https://hbp.vcu.edu/news/. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Mary Johnson at johnsonme6@vcu.edu or (804) 628-3443 or visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcudOGhrTwoG9DNkMuYjs2YI6s4VvcoOIP5.

At its final Faculty Club of 2020, the VCU Office of the Provost will feature a research roundtable discussion on grant opportunities. Questions: https://provost.vcu.edu/faculty/faculty-resources/facultyclub/. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Tom Myrick at myrickte@vcu.edu or visit https://forms.gle/hXRy2YTmG9gv3doG9.

Notices

Request for Feedback: Provost Search

The search for VCU’s next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs has officially launched. The provost search website at hr.vcu.edu/careers-at-vcu/search/leadership-searches/provost-and-senior-vice-president-for-academic-affairs/ provides information on the search committee, opportunities for feedback, the search process and timetable. All members of the university community are welcome and encouraged to participate in the survey with feedback at the following URL on the search process. For more information, contact Pamela DiSalvo Lepley, Senior Advisor to the President and Vice President for University Relations, at provostsearch@vcu.edu or visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VCUProvostSearchSurvey.

Stay Safe During Online and In-Person Shopping

VCU police encourage shoppers to be safe during the holiday season. If gifts are ordered online, make sure someone is at home to retrieve them. Track the package and pick it up as soon as possible after delivery. In-person shoppers should always avoid carrying and displaying large amounts of cash, park in well-lighted areas and secure gifts in the vehicle's trunk so they are not visible to passersby. Additional shopping safety tips are available at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Police Crime Prevention Team at crimeprevreq@vcu.edu or visit https://police.vcu.edu/stay-safe/holiday-safety/.

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for NIH/NCI NCI Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00)

Massey Cancer Center is accepting applications for the NCI K99/R00 internal competition. The NCI Early K99/R00 program is designed to suit the career paths of postdoctoral fellows pursuing careers in Data Science and Cancer Control Science, who typically require only a short period of mentored research training beyond their doctoral degrees before obtaining independent faculty positions. Applicants must have a maximum of two years of postdoctoral research experience by Feb. 26, 2021. The internal application deadline is Dec. 17. For more information, contact Glenny Escotto at escottog@vcu.edu or visit http://www.research.vcu.edu/vcuera/index.htm.

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