Bangladeshi Student Organization: General Body MeetingMonday, Oct. 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
The Bangladeshi Student Organization will hold a general body meeting in the Alumni Board Room, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. All are welcome. For more information, contact BSO at VCU at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queer Coffee HourTuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
VCU's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, University Student Commons, Suite 215, 907 Floyd Ave., will host Queer Coffee Hour with sweet treats, coffee and community. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Beck Oh at email@example.com or visit https://forms.gle/afSrRFK2MUj3rebG8.
'Show Me the Money'Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.
VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Health Science Library will present the next "Whetting Your Appetite for Research" seminar, “Show Me the Money: Using PIVOT to Identify Funding Opportunities.” Pamela Dillon, Pharm.D., Wright Center research liaison, will discuss strategies for identifying appropriate research funding for your career and research interests. Questions: http://www.cctr.vcu.edu. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Pamela Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-1519 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlf-6vrT8uGtJGQiXQRod-pleM-TZUAIwg.
Deep Stretch With JessThursday, Oct. 14, 2021 from noon to 12:30 p.m.
Release built-up tension, prevent injury, increase blood flow to muscles and increase long-term flexibility with a slower 30-minute practice focused on active stretching of muscles and opening of connective tissue. No equipment requirements, though a yoga mat is recommended. This virtual class will be hosted by VCU Human Resources and VCU Recreation and Well-Being. Questions: https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/worklife/. Register in Talent@VCU or at the following URL. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at email@example.com or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://bit.ly/3ADxiem.
Data Management for Non-Data Clinical Research Professionals Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Join VCU's Wright Center October Clinical Research Skills Series online and learn to recognize general data management challenges, apply basic data management principles and understand data management roles within the context of study design and conduct. Tim Aro, manager for clinical research informatics at the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, will speak. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Catherine Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpd-itqj4sG90g5XxA3m3rcAY15UT35v8y.
Bench to Community Seminar: Building Your Startup TeamThursday, Oct. 14, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Are you interested in small business innovation or technology research funding for your startup? VCU's Institute for Engineering and Medicine will focus on federal funding opportunities as it hosts the next seminar in the Bench to Community seminar series. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Laua Osborne at email@example.com or (804) 828-0349 or visit https://iem.vcu.edu/events/bench-to-community/.
CPPI Lunch and Learn: Flu VaccineFriday, Oct. 15, 2021 at noon
Ask questions and learn more about the flu vaccine at the next Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation Lunch and Learn session. Tune in for a brief history of the vaccine, how it works and why it's especially important to get it this year. Join the session on Facebook at the following URL. For more information, contact Madeleine Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://bit.ly/CPPILive.
Art Auction To Raise Funds for Ronald McDonald House, Race for Unity Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Heart to Soul in Action at VCU will hold a fundraiser art auction in collaboration with Katie’s Art Project at VCU and Race for Unity. The event will be at the Pace Center, 700 W. Franklin St. Art pieces made by local Richmond artists will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go toward the Ronald McDonald House and Race for Unity. Questions: Email email@example.com. For more information, contact Mannat Narang at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://linktr.ee/HSAvcu.
Team Project Presentations - VCU Leadership Development Program 2021Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, a center in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, and the 2021 cohort of the VCU Leadership Development Program for their annual team project presentations. This year’s team projects focus on advancing institutional racial equity at VCU. Register to attend virtually or in person at the following URL. For more information, contact Kiara Faulks at email@example.com or visit https://forms.gle/ZxN2PEyW8RE9utMo8.
Myths and Facts About VCU Retirement PlansTuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 from 11 a.m. to noon
Misconceptions about retirement benefits can lead to missed opportunities. This session will debunk common myths about retirement benefits through VCU and share good news about the flexibility and opportunities actually available. Questions: https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/worklife/. Daniel Jason, VCU Human Resources' benefits director, will lead the session. Register in Talent@VCU or at the following URL. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://bit.ly/3u6HfyC.
Graduate Shadow DayThursday, Oct. 21, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Women in Science will host Graduate Shadow Day, an opportunity for undergraduates to touch base with a graduate student on how best to navigate admissions and enhance their understanding of what grad school life is like. This half-day event will be held on both Oct. 21 and Oct. 22. For more information, contact Haley Adcox at email@example.com.
Building Advanced Portfolios and Websites With Editor XFriday, Oct. 22, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
VCU Career Services will host a program on Zoom featuring Editor X, a software program which allows designers and web professionals to create responsive websites and portfolios using drag-and-drop techniques. The session, which will be taught by the Wix Playground team, is geared for graphic designers or those interested in UX/UI design. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Anna Umbreit at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://vcu.joinhandshake.com/events/789048.
2021 Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium ConferenceFriday, Oct. 22, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium will host its 2021 conference on the Hopin.to platform. The theme will be "The Promise of Public Education: Connecting Research, Policy and Practice in a New Era." The program will feature over 100 speakers exploring prominent topics in public education. MERC connects VCU's School of Education with seven local school divisions in order to plan and conduct research that directly addresses school and community needs. Tickets are $15 for VCU faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact David Naff at email@example.com or visit https://merc.soe.vcu.edu/conference/.
CTLE Workshop: How to Get Started - A Panel Discussion on the Scholarship of Teaching and LearningMonday, Oct. 25, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
VCU's Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence will present a panel discussion on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Three SOTL experts will give short examples of their projects, followed by questions and discussion with those in attendance about how to engage in SOTL work. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Tiffany Freitas at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://forms.gle/YKHCJLcTknaTG7br7.
Training for Those Who Handle Dangerous GoodsWednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 from 9 a.m. to noon
VCU Environmental Health and Safety will hold online training for those who handle dangerous goods. Register for the class through BioRaft for Zoom information. For more information, contact Barbara Back at email@example.com or (804) 241-0197.
Virtual Health Sciences ShowcaseThursday, Dec. 2, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Add to calendar http://slate.to/7s6b3o65 02-12-2021 18:00:00 02-12-2021 20:00:00 15 Virtual Health Sciences Showcase Interested in learning more about the undergraduate and graduate programs on the MCV Campus? Join the VCU Health Sciences Schools for a virtual discussion about the university's programs in dentistry, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, clinical lab sciences, radiation therapy and more. Academic advisors, VCU undergraduate, nontraditional, first-generation, community college and post-baccalaureate students are encouraged to attend. Register at the following URL. Virtual Health Sciences Showcase Taryn Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org DD/MM/YYYY
Interested in learning more about the undergraduate and graduate programs on the MCV Campus? Join the VCU Health Sciences Schools for a virtual discussion about the university's programs in dentistry, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, clinical lab sciences, radiation therapy and more. Academic advisors, VCU undergraduate, nontraditional, first-generation, community college and post-baccalaureate students are encouraged to attend. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Taryn Hayes at email@example.com or visit http://slate.to/7s6b3o65.
Voter Registration Reminder From the VCU Votes Student Coalition
The VCU Votes Student Coalition reminds the university community to check their voter registration status and register to vote. The voter registration deadline to participate in Virginia's Nov. 2 general election is Oct. 12. For more information, contact Vanessa Lemus at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/thirdparty/VCUVotes.
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 email@example.com. For more information, contact Bhushan Thakkar at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 300-5578.
Participate in a Focus Group on Lung Cancer Screening
VCU Health and Massey Cancer Center are conducting focus groups to understand the experiences of Black men who smoke or used to smoke and their opinions about lung cancer screening, smoking cessation and health care disparities in Virginia. Eligibility criteria: identify as a Black male, current or former smoker and 50 years old or older. If interested, contact Jasmine Blue at the following telephone number or email Blackchat@vcuhealth.org. For more information, contact Rashelle Hayes at email@example.com or (804) 827-0000.