HOSA at VCU To Sponsor Blood Drive

Monday, Apr. 19, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Health Occupations Students of America at VCU will host a blood drive at the Pace Center, 700 W. Franklin St. Volunteers can sign up at the following URL. Donors can schedule an appointment by visiting www.redcrossblood.org. Use the sponsor code Pacecenter and select the April 19 blood drive when signing up. All blood donations are tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Questions: Email Lahari at ramagiril@vcu.edu. For more information, contact Jenalyn Abisia at abisiajl@vcu.edu or visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OZNW4p9xSMaN86lBCXo4oFMtvGJ7qGGvIPXCQuzUOAU/edit?usp=sharing.

Volunteer Opportunity: Ronald McDonald House Charities Care Packages

Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021 from noon to 4 p.m.

Earn volunteer hours for making cards. Heart to Soul in Action at VCU is partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities to make spring-themed care packages for families visiting VCU Medical Center. Volunteers can pick up a card kit outside the Commons Plaza along the Linden walkway (across from Harris Hall) and finished cards can be dropped off in the Heart to Soul in Action box until noon April 22 in the Student Commons next to the vending machines left of the doors. For more information, contact Niara Gray at heart2soulinaction@gmail.com or visit https://heart2soulinaction.wixsite.com/vcu-hsa.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar

Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.

VCU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering will present Jennifer L. Collinger, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh. Collinger will present a seminar titled “Intracortical Brain-Computer Interfaces to Restore Arm and Hand Function.” The faculty host will be Dean Krusienski, Ph.D. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact René Olivares-Navarrete, Ph.D., at ronavarrete@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kLzVUhMXTnS5Q2G6aLYKuQ.

‘Health Care Workforce Diversity: Does It Matter?’

Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.

Anushree Vichare, MBBS, MPH, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, will discuss health care workforce diversity as part of VCU’s Department of Health Behavior and Policy Research Seminar Series. Questions: http://hbp.vcu.edu. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Mary Johnson at johnsonme6@vcu.edu or (804) 628-3443 or visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUoce-prDItE9LaI4Y0ugB3MISpjLkbpnww.

Pregnancy and Reproductive Stigma Against Women in the Middle Eastern/Brown Community

Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Cultural Experience of Middle Eastern and South Asian Women at VCU will host a discussion about pregnancy and the stigma against Middle Eastern and South Asian women surrounding reproduction. Click on the following URL for the Zoom link. For more information, contact Afsheen Ali at alia22@vcu.edu or visit https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75829269871?pwd=WmNxNVljQTB6eUNVVXBpU0NhQzJPUT09.

‘VCU Center on Health Disparities: Our Science Stories’

Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

VCU’s Center on Health Disparities will host Joseph Engada, a VCU Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program alumnus, as part of its spring speaker series. The series includes a selection of alumni from the VCU Center on Health Disparities Research Training Programs discussing their experiences and career paths as under-represented minorities in the biomedical sciences. Questions: https://healthdisparities.vcu.edu/. Click on the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Ettora Burrell at ettora.burrell@vcuhealth.org or (804) 828-6890 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/98731295826.

Student National Dental Association 10th Annual Oral Cancer Walk

Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021 at 6 p.m.

VCU’s School of Dentistry Student National Dental Association will hold its 10th Annual Oral Cancer Walk. Individuals will share their stories about how oral cancer impacted their lives, as well as people who have devoted part of their life to the cause. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Najah Lewter at nplewter@mymail.vcu.edu or (631) 813-9035 or visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEscu-pqDssG9JgAKp9Zm9ASZZXC7UNdjp7.

Parallel Planning Workshop on April 14th

Plagued by life’s big questions? Do you find yourself asking the following questions:

      • What happens if I don’t get into my program?
      • What do I do about classes next year?
      • What the heck is a parallel major?
      • What do you mean “Apply to other programs”?

Join our Parallel Planning Workshop on Zoom and get answers to your biggest parallel planning questions!

Wednesday April 14th 11am-12pm

Register and find the Zoom link here!