Biomedical Engineering Seminar

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.

VCU Biomedical Engineering will host Janette K. Burgess, Ph.D., professor, Department of Pathology and Medical Biology, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands. Burgess will present virtually on “Understanding the Role of the Three Dimensional Extracellular Matrix in Driving Chronic Lung Disease Progression.” Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Rene Olivares-Navarrete, Ph.D., at ronavarrete@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GePHZICvRF6wMJO3daNSgg.

Ethical Quandaries in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

Christine Grady, Ph.D., chief of the NIH Clinical Center’s Department of Bioethics, will discuss clinical practice, public health and research ethical issues that have arisen during the coronavirus pandemic. The discussion will be at a session of the Central Virginia Chapter of the Society of Clinical Research Associates. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Shirley Helm at shirley.helm@vcuhealth.org or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpdeivpj0iG9cBEEfRxLTrJvjn_NFe2LPL.

Human Trafficking Medical Symposium

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at 10 a.m.

Students Fighting Human Trafficking and the VCU School of Medicine will host its third annual Human Trafficking Medical Symposium Jan. 19-23. The topic will be discussed by experts in the field, health care workers and survivors of human trafficking. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Gurjas Bajaj at bajajgs2@vcu.edu or visit http://www.impactvirginia.org/jan-2021-symposium.

Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation Lunch and Learn: COVID-19 Immunization

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at noon

VCU School of Pharmacy and VCU Health practitioners will address questions about COVID-19 immunization in a Facebook Live panel. Panelists will answer questions about the reliability of the vaccine, who should get it, the timeline for distribution and pharmacists’ roles in immunization. Participate in the event at the following URL. For more information, contact Madeleine Wagner at cppi@vcu.edu or visit http://bit.ly/CPPIFacebook.

Clinical Research in the Time of COVID-19

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the team at VCU Health’s Clinical Research Unit will host an informal discussion on how they are working to evolve health care delivery to improve safety and efficiency. Speakers will be Mary Harmon, Ph.D., and Steve Kates, M.D. The session is part of a monthly series, Clinical Research in the Time of COVID-19. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Lauren Harris at Lauren.Harris@vcuhealth.org or visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocuuupzksE90WmcssvUztbPBN-78_-Niz.

Spring ’21 Personal Statement Workshop

What to expect:

      • Tips and tricks on how to get started writing
      • Learn the essential building blocks you need for a strong statement
      • Review samples of past personal statements
      • Hands on exercises to help you refine your draft

*Optional 30 minute peer review session from 5.30pm – 6pm!

February 2nd

4PM – 5.30PM

Virtual via Zoom

Register here!

‘Discovering Ways To Help Women With Opioid Use Disorder During the Postpartum Period’

Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.

Caitlin Martin, M.D., MPH, an obstetrician-gynecologist and addiction medicine provider, will speak at a Discovery Dialogues seminar hosted by VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Questions: http://www.cctr.vcu.edu. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Pam Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at pmdillon@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1519 or visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvdOmupj4vE9bGEdvtDS8-yYPNSb0UmHPT.