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SHIFT Retail Lab, sponsored by VCU's da Vinci Center, is a retail space where past and present VCU students can showcase their work to gain insights and test products, services and ideas. A preview of the lab, 1235 W. Broad St., will include a tour and examples of selected student ventures. Refer to VCU public health measures for in-person requirements. For more information, contact Lloyd Young at or visit

VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and VCU IRB are hosting open consulting hours. These open consulting hours will be hosted virtually using Zoom. Consultants from various research areas will be available to confer with faculty, staff and students from any school or department at VCU. Join the Aug. 5 Zoom session anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Nyssa Towsley at or (804) 827-1157 or visit

Coming up

ChamberRVA, along with VCU, VCU Health and other sponsors, will host a summer series of virtual conversations inspired by the recent Brookings Institute report, “From Commitment to Action: How CEOs Can Advance Racial Equity in Their Regional Economies.” The final conversation in the series will be "Setting an Agenda and Measuring Progress Toward Inclusive Growth With the Greater Washington Partnership." Questions: Elizabeth Tulip at Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Heidi A. Crapol, VCU Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success, at or visit


Federal Work Study Job Posting for ACE-IT in College

Are you a Federal Work Study Student? Do you have an interest in supporting a more inclusive VCU? ACE-IT is an inclusive postsecondary education program at VCU that supports students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the classroom and at work. Join the ACE-IT in College team as an Education Coach ( or a Job Coach ( For more information, contact Hannah Ramsey at or (757) 287-9573 or visit

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 or visit

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate Program

VCU's English Language Program is accepting applications for its TEFL Certificate Program. The program is designed for individuals interested in teaching English to multilingual students, locally, internationally or online. Courses are non-credit bearing, accommodate all levels and do not require prior teaching experience. Apply at the following URL. For more information, contact Rachel Aziz at or visit

Participate in a Survey Study on Behavior Change Counseling

Are you a health-care clinician or student who practices or trains 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 bimonthly gift-card drawing. Click on the following link to participate. For more information, contact Rashelle Hayes at or (804) 827-3695 or visit

Volunteers Are Invited for Study Evaluating Effects of Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation on Pain Perception in Patients With Diabetic Neuropathy

We are inviting male and female patients with diabetic neuropathy ages 18-75 to participate in a research investigation into the effects of noninvasive brain stimulation on pain perception. This study involves transcranial magnetic stimulation, which is a noninvasive and widely used brain stimulation technique. It also involves completing surveys and undergoing tests to evaluate perceptions of pain. Volunteers will be compensated for their time. You are only required to come once for the study and it will take approximately two to two-and-a-half hours to complete the study. The study is conducted within the VCU Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Lab at 737 N. Fifth St. Recruitment is ongoing. Questions: Bhushan Thakkar or Edmund Acevedo, Ph.D., at For more information, contact Bhushan Thakkar at or (804) 300-5578.

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