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The following CHP reunion events are available and registration is open. Please use the following link to register: https://cvent.me/zP5212

Select “College of Health Professions” as the registration type on the form and you will have access to all of the CHP events and the global events which are open to all alumni.

For more information, contact Beth Williamson Ayers at bwayers@vcu.edu.

Friday, April 16, 2021

9:00am-10:00am     State of the University with President Rao

Ph.D. Program in Health Related Sciences

10:00am-11:00am.    Title: Ph.D. in Health Related Sciences Alumni Panel

Description: Please join us as we speak with three of our alumni. They will reflect on their career journeys, as well as their perceptions of evolving trends in their respective fields. We will also be honoring our first recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

1:00pm-1:10pm.    CHP State of the College Address with Dean Susan Parish

1:10pm-1:15pm.    Virtual Tour of the College of Health Professions Building 

Department of Health Administration

4:30pm-5:30pm.    Title: Department of Health Administration Alumni Reunion and Alumni Award Presentation

Description: Join your fellow alumni to connect and engage during reunion weekend! Meet the Department Chair, Dr. Paula Song and new department members. Several alumni and current students and an MHA resident will share their work experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy a brief virtual tour of our beautiful new building and join the Alumni Advisory Council in congratulating the three 2020 alumni award recipients.

Department of Gerontology

5:00pm-6:00pm.    Title: Ageism in the era of COVID

Description: We knew about the harmful effects of ageism on our health and well-being long before the pandemic, but COIVD-19 has made ageism in our society much more visible. Join Dr. Tracey Gendron and Jennifer Pryor for a conversation about how we must respond to this opportunity to disrupt ageism in our society and what that can mean for our elderhood.

Department of Nurse Anesthesia

5:30pm-6:30pm.    Title: Department of Nurse Anesthesia Virtual Journal Club:

“Perioperative Brain Health”
Description: The Department of Nurse Anesthesia will host a Virtual Journal Club, featuring faculty member, Dr. Harold
Barnwell, and third year SRNA, Malayna Tolley, to discuss “Perioperative Brain Health.”

Department of Rehabilitation Counseling

6:00pm-7:30pm.    Title: Department of Rehabilitation Counseling Alumni/Renewal Reunion

Description: This brief gathering of our Rehabilitation and Mental Health Alumni is for us to renew our connections with one another in the time when we are physically distant but still connected in heart and mind. We will reflect on these challenging times and explore ways we have kept connections alive. We look forward to seeing you and hearing your stories. All alumni are welcome!

Saturday, April 17, 2021

50th Anniversary Grand Alumni Celebration and CHP Alumni in Memoriam

10:00am-10:30am.    College of Health Professions - Class of 1970

50th Anniversary Grand Alumni Celebration and

CHP Alumni in Memoriam

10:30am- 11:00am.   College of Health Professions – Class of 1971

1:00pm-3:00pm.    Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

Title: Please join the Department of Medical Lab Sciences Alumni Reunion as they feature a Virtual Lab Tour followed by a Panel discussion with medical professionals, faculty and students.

Description: The Virtual Tour at 1 pm, given by current MLS faculty, will feature presentations of the lab’s newest equipment, including the Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) system, the real-time PCR instrument, and the audio/visual equipment used for teaching MLS students.

At 2pm, the panel discussion will examine the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the MLS profession. Topics will include the challenges of teaching, both in the classroom and in clinical rotations. The panel will discuss how the MLS profession has been in the forefront of healthcare, and how this will impact addressing shortages in the laboratory professions.

Department of Physical Therapy

1:00pm-2:00pm.    Title: MCV/VCU School of Physical Therapy: 50 years wasn’t so long ago-let’s celebrate!

Description: A brief synopsis of where we’ve been, a year of transition, and future dreams. There will be a short video of our new building, introductions of current faculty (and hopefully a new chair), current Physical Therapy curriculum, and areas of research.

Department of Health Administration

2:00pm-2:30pm.    Title: Leading Through Extended Upheaval: Alumni CEO’s on Leadership in 2020

Description: Join 3 MHA alums, Alan Keesee, MHA, ’09, Roberta Tinch, MHA ’09 and Coleen Santa Ana, MHA ’05, in a panel discussion. This event was recorded in November, 2020.