Run Richmond 16.19 VCU Health Sciences Race Team

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 at 7 a.m.

The VCU College of Health Professions and VCU Health have are forming a student, faculty and staff race team for the Sept. 17 Run Richmond 16.19 race. Register at the following URL. Click sign up and enter the requested information. On the team page, select VCU Health Sciences. Use the password RAMS2022. Participants will be contacted by the race team director with details of how the team will be supported. For more information, contact Michael Forder at mjforder@vcu.edu or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Richmond/RunRichmond1619.

Apply to Volunteer With Richmond Refugee Health Partners

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 at 11:55 p.m.

Students Together Assisting Refugees at VCU’s Richmond Refugee Health Partners program is recruiting student volunteers for the fall. Those interested in advocating for refugees in health and building cross-cultural, person-centered care skills should apply by Aug. 31 at the following URL. For more information, contact Vineeth Vaidyula at vaidyulavr@vcu.edu or visit https://forms.gle/5UFh64CTSkqau7R57.

Rammalogues Will Host Four Sessions To Discuss ‘The Organ Thieves’

Rammalogues, a facilitated discussion series that provides a braver and safer space to talk about social identity, will host four sessions on MCV Campus this fall. The VCU Common Book, “The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South,” will be discussed. Rammalogues are free and readers are invited to join no matter where they are in the book. Registrants can pick up a free book from the Goodwin Research Laboratory front desk. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Archana Pathak at aapathak@vcu.edu or visit https://cvent.me/yXK5Zl.

Recovery Scholarship Application

VCU’s Rams in Recovery and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services invite any student interested in recovery from substance use and mental disorders to apply for a scholarship.

Program requirements include attending one community meeting per month and a weekly seminar with other students in recovery.

Applicants must have abstained four-plus months.

Apply at https://forms.gle/t9xN2TyUR3J1t4wY7 by Aug. 22.

Seminars start Aug. 23.

For more information, contact Lauren Powell at detrevillelj@vcu.edu or visit https://recovery.vcu.edu/.

ACCESS Symposium

The ACCESS Symposium is an annual conference featuring leaders in global health, who strive to cultivate awareness of the dynamic issues faced by lower and middle income countries, while improving approaches to acute care utilization and systems strengthening abroad. This year’s conference will take place on September 17, 2022 in Richmond, Virginia, and will focus on Strengthening Global Health Efforts in the COVID Era.

You can find more information on ACCESS at VCU SOM here: https://rampages.us/access/#:~:text=ACCESS%20is%20a%20longitudinal%2C%20academic,strengthening%20in%20low%20resource%20settings

ACCESS flyer

Vaccination Clinic Volunteer Opportunity

The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU will be starting vaccine clinics in June. There is a volunteer opportunity available:

  • Role: Observer: responsible for observing patients for 15-30 minutes post-vaccination and assisting with post-vaccination flow.
  • What: COVID boosters for age 5-11
  • Where: Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR) Children’s Pavilion: 1000 East Broad Street
  • When: Tuesdays 12:30pm-4pm, starting June 7, 2022

Students interested in volunteering should email Lauren Phillips at Lauren.Phillips@vcuhealth.org and Jennifer Egland at Jennifer.Egland@vcuhealth.org. 

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