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Today

Join Anthem EAP and VCU Human Resources for a seminar in which participants will be provided with guidance on developing a personal mission statement and finding a purpose. Knowing your life purpose, especially in today's environment, is so important. Not only is it important for your mental health, but it gives you direction in your life, helps keep you focused and helps you stay motivated. Questions: https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/worklife/. 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/3xRUX95.

More and more people live long and productive lives after cancer diagnosis and treatment, and effective health care for survivors includes planning, communication and attention to a broad scope of health factors. Join Susan Hong, M.D., director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at VCU Massey Cancer Center, as she explains how an integrated survivorship program enhances patient-centered cancer care and ensures quality long-term health management. For more information, contact Blake Belden at beldenba@vcu.edu or visit http://facebook.com/VCUMasseyCancerCenter.

This week

This month’s Facts & Faith Fridays discussion hosted by VCU Massey Cancer Center will be led by Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health. Facts & Faith Fridays began as a weekly call led by Massey director Robert Winn, M.D., with African American clergy in Virginia to address the disparate impact of COVID-19 on the Black community. It has evolved to address cancer and other health issues in diverse communities. Join the event at the following URL. For more information, contact John Wallace at wallacej@vcu.edu or (804) 628-1550 or visit https://youtu.be/JJ1cEeQteZA.

Coming up

Join VCU Human Resources and VCU Recreational Sports for a slower 30-minute practice focused on active stretching of muscles and opening of connective tissue. Release built-up tension, prevent injury, increase blood flow to muscles and increase long-term flexibility. No equipment is required, though a yoga mat is recommended. Questions: https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/events/. 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/3dgBc38.

Notices

Voting To Begin for Staff Senate Elections

Polls will be open July 19-31 for VCU's Staff Senate election. Earlier this month, individuals nominated themselves and others to serve a three-year term on the university's Staff Senate. To vote, visit the following URL and select your meta-unit to find your ballot of candidates. You may also read more about the candidates by visiting the meta-unit. For more information, contact VCU Staff Senate at staffsenate@vcu.edu or visit https://staffsenate.vcu.edu/elections/#metaunit.

Now Accepting Applications: 2022 Leadership Programs

Applications are now available for the 2022 cohorts of the VCU Leadership, HIGHER Ground, and Minority Political Leadership Institute programs in the VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. For more information, contact Kiara Faulks at faulksks@vcu.edu or visit https://gehli.vcu.edu/.

Participate in a Survey Study on Behavior Change Counseling

Are you a health-care clinician who practices in Virginia? If so, then you are likely eligible to participate in a survey study conducted by faculty at VCU. We are interested in how health-care professionals have learned behavioral health counseling, specifically motivational interviewing. Those who complete the 20-minute survey will be entered into a bi-monthly gift-card drawing. Click on the following link to participate. For more information, contact Rashelle Hayes, Ph.D., at rashelle.hayes@vcuhealth.org or (804) 628-6752 or visit https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=NWWYMP4W44.

Wearable Sensors for Tracking Tummy Time in Infants

Researchers in the Department of Physical Therapy are conducting a study to test the use of wearable sensors to track tummy time in infants. Full-term and preterm infants aged three to six months are invited to participate. Parents of enrolled infants will attach the sensors to their infant's clothing and record natural play for few hours each day at home for three days. Compensation will be provided. If your baby is eligible, please contact VCU's Motor Development Lab at the following telephone number or email address. For more information, contact Motor Development Lab, Department of Physical Therapy, at inamdark@vcu.edu or (804) 415-8603.

Do You Smoke Tobacco Cigarettes?

Individuals who smoke tobacco cigarettes daily are needed to participate in a research study that requires multiple laboratory visits. Compensation will be provided. This study will be conducted at VCU. Principal investigator is Alison Breland, Ph.D., Department of Psychology. View the screening survey at the following URL. For more information, contact Alison Breland at abbrelan@vcu.edu or (804) 827-3562 or visit http://cstp.vcu.edu/studies.

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