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Join The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, for its upcoming VCU Leadership Development Program virtual open house. During this interactive event, interested participants will have the opportunity to learn about the program, application process, benefits of the program and hear firsthand experiences from alumni. Questions: https://gehli.vcu.edu/programs/vcu-leadership-development-program/application/. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Kiara Faulks at faulksks@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1169 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqfuqvqDIsE9YsMRLAKWQweOlNI_MEfihm.

Coming up

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 irbeducation@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1157 or visit https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=9PEXYCJTYN.

Notices

Academic English Courses for International Graduate Students

VCU's English Language Program is offering two courses for international graduate students in Fall 2021: Oral Communication and Written Communication. The courses are designed to provide English language and academic support to graduate students currently enrolled in a degree program or other coursework at VCU. View the interest form at the following URL. For more information, contact Rachel Aziz at rcwiltshire@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2551 or visit https://forms.gle/vT6mLS5fc76uvk6f9.

Partner With the VCU Health Hub at 25th

The VCU Health Hub at 25th seeks VCU and VCU Health partners interested in delivering health education and wellness activity programs that help address health disparities in Richmond communities in the East End. Previous and potential partners interested should contact Maghboeba Mosavel, Ph.D., interim director of VCU Health Hub at 25th, at maghboeba.mosavel@vcuhealth.org. The Health Hub is currently open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and will be back at full capacity in August. For more information, contact Adam Caldwell at caldwellab@vcu.edu.

Top Hat Training for Faculty

Top Hat will deliver two online training sessions for VCU faculty. The first will be an introductory overview on Aug. 5 from 2 to 3 p.m. The second will be an overview with best practices on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to noon. The training is free and has no cancellation penalty. Questions: https://ts.vcu.edu/askit/teaching-and-learning/top-hat/. Register at the following URL (keyword: Top Hat). Learn the features of Top Hat and how to use them to engage students in an active learning environment. For more information, contact Jana Avery at tophat@vcu.edu or visit https://training.vcu.edu.

Join a National Research Program Aimed at Advancing Health Care

The All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health is inviting more than a million people across the United States to help build one of the most diverse health databases of its kind. VCU has partnered with the NIH and All of Us to help patients at VCU Health contribute to that database. People who join will give information about their health, habits and where they live. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health. For more information, contact Leslie Bobb at allofus@vcu.edu or visit https://www.joinallofus.org/VCU.

Do you Smoke Tobacco Cigarettes?

Individuals who smoke tobacco cigarettes daily are needed to participate in research studies. Compensation will be provided. View the screening survey at the following URL. This study will be conducted at VCU. Principal Investigator is Alison Breland, Ph.D., Department of Psychology. For more information contact Alison Breland at abbrelan@vcu.edu or the following telephone number. For more information, contact Nicoleta Gaitan at gaitann@vcu.edu or (804) 827-3562 or visit https://cstp.vcu.edu/studies/.

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