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March 24, 2021 12pm -1:30pm

The Roots of Institutional Racism: Medical College of Virginia 1838-1968

Format: Virtual Lecture and Open Discussion

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History of MCV and VCU Health System reflecting on how the historical practices, laws, and culture in the South impacted the shaping of the medical school and health system. The presentation is followed by conversations facilitated by Carlie McGregor & Abigail Cruz from the VCU University Counseling Center.

March 2021

History of St. Philip Hospital and School of Nursing

Format: Online learning module available on demand

This online learning module orients learners to the history and legacy of St. Philip Hospital and School of Nursing. The module includes a panel discussion, alumni testimonials as well as articles, including recognition of their 100th anniversary in 2020.
March 2021

Housing, History & Health

Format: Online learning module available on demand

Explore the background and history of gentrification in Richmond and how it has impacted local neighborhoods, their changing demographics, and social determinants of health.

April 15, 2021 5pm - 6:30pm

Amplifying Voices: Experiences in Health Sciences Education & Clinical Practice

Format: Virtual panel discussion

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Alumni panelists of diverse backgrounds share their stories and experiences as students and practitioners, reflecting on the strategies they have used to thrive as health care professionals in spite of racial inequities. Panel is moderated by Dr. Carlos Smith, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the VCU School of Dentistry. This event is co-sponsored by VCU Alumni and kicks off MCV Campus Virtual Reunion Weekend 2021. Sign up for this event is through the alumni website.

May 17, 2021 12pm - 1:30pm

The East Marshall Street Well Project: A Story of our Ancestral Remains

This presentation will account the history of human remains found in the East Marshall Street Well on the VCU Medical Center Campus. It will explore the practice of 19th century grave robbing for the purposes of procuring cadavers for medical study, and how this practice is only one contributor to institutional racism in health care. This event is presented by Dr. Jen Early, project manager at VCU Health and Member of the Family Representative Council for the E. Marshall St Well Project. The presentation is followed by a discussion facilitated by Pegah Eftekharzadeh & Morgan Christie from the VCU University Counseling Center.

May 2021

Medical Dissection and the East Marshall Street Well

Format: Online learning module available on demand

This module examines the role of illegal grave robbing and the use of black cadavers in medical education at MCV during the 19th century. The module also provides information about the East Marshall Street Well Project, including the 2019 memorialization ceremony.