Volunteer opportunity with CHAT

CHAT After School is committed to the social-emotional growth of Black youth in the East End of Richmond. We currently host program from 3:30PM-6:15PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the academic year. Our team is looking for Volunteer Applicants who are excited to:

1 // help build a culture of hospitality, relationship, and opportunity.

2 // consistently attend the same evening(s) each week for the duration of the semester.

3 // are fully vaccinated.

Trained and trusted Volunteers help with site preparation, coordinate recreation time, and work directly with students in a small group format. Anyone interested can Apply Here!

Career journey for public and global health

October 20th, 6:30 pm

Nixon Arauz, a doctoral student in the Department of Health and Behavior and Policy at the VCU School of Medicine, will discuss his academic journey and passion for public and global health at a session hosted by the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in STEM. This event will be hosted through zoom at the following URL. For more information, contact Henzee Machado at machadohg@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/97937756487.

Pre-Health to CHP

Wednesday, October 27 at 12 p.m.

University Student Commons, SGA Senate Chambers 

Are you considering a career in healthcare? The College of Health Professions is hosting a Lunch n’ Learn for students that want to know more about the Medical Laboratory SciencesRadiation Sciences and Health Services programs. Faculty members will discuss career options, the application process, requirements and tips to keep in mind when applying. Application deadlines will be here before you know it! So, register today and bring all the questions you have not yet had the chance to ask. This event will be held in the SGA Senate Chambers, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. If you are unable to attend in person, a virtual option is available. Please indicate in your registration to receive virtual details.

Click here to register or contact Chelsea Gary garycs@vcu.edu for more information. 

Micro-Networking With Professional Health Sciences

Oct 13th 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join Students Today Alumni Tomorrow to network with VCU alumni David Galpern, M.D., and Bill O’Bier, R.N. This is an opportunity to establish strong connections with fellow students and VCU alumni to learn about their lives after VCU, career paths and advice for current students. Come prepared with questions. The event will be held in Richmond Salon I, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Sydney Wojcieszak at wojcieszaksj@vcu.edu or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpGADiFiZc_w_UtJYb1KHywgzUcQsJLafgyjyQ_O6rp-pfWg/viewform.

Fundamentals of Race and Racism in Health Sciences

Oct 18, 2021 12:00 PM

VCU Health Sciences and the VCU Health System, like most medical institutions, have engaged in and benefited from slavery, segregation, and racism. Join panelists Dr. Meera Pahuja (VCU Health), Melanie Rouse (Virginia Department of Health), Rev. Benjamin Campbell (St. Paul’s Episcopal), Theresa Riley-Teekah (African-American Breast Cancer Support Group), and Sheryl Garland (VCU Health) as they share their stories and experiences, reflecting on how race and racism have been foundational to the institution of medicine and how structural racism impacts health and healthcare. The panel is moderated by Jason Callahan, MDiv, MS, BCC, and is part of the History and Health: Racial Equity series. Following the panel, stay on for a facilitated discussion. This virtual event is free and open to the community, but space is limited. Co-sponsored by the Humanities Research Center.

Navigating the Health Professions as an Underrepresented & Disadvantaged Student

Webinar: Oct. 21, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern TimeJoin the Summer Health Professions Education Program National Program Office and the Tour4Diversity in Medicine mentors for a webinar focused on supporting students who are historically underrepresented in the health professions as well as those from disadvantaged backgrounds who are aspiring healthcare professionals.During this session, attendees will learn about the importance of diversifying the health professions, hurdles that underrepresented and disadvantaged students face with strategies for overcoming them, and how to develop grit.

Click here to register

Virtual Health Sciences Showcase

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Interested in learning more about the undergraduate and graduate programs on the MCV Campus? Join the VCU Health Sciences Schools for a virtual discussion about the university’s programs in dentistry, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, medical lab sciences, radiation therapy, and more. Academic advisors, VCU undergraduate, nontraditional, first-generation, community college, and post-baccalaureate students are encouraged to attend. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Taryn Hayes at hayesta5@vcu.edu or visit http://slate.to/7s6b3o65.

Parallel Planning Workshop on Oct 21

The Pre-Health advisors are hosting a Zoom workshop in 2 weeks about how to make a parallel plan for next year! To decide if you would like to attend, think about the following questions.

Are you plagued by life’s big questions? Are you constantly asking yourself the following questions:• What happens if I don’t get into my healthcare program?• What do I do about classes next year?• What the heck is a parallel major?• What do you mean “Apply to other programs”? If you would like to discuss these questions, and learn more about how to make a parallel plan for next year, please join our workshop on Thursday October 21st!

Thursday October 21st 2pm-3pm

Register and find the Zoom link here!

COVID-19 Prevention and Control: A Culturally Sensitive Presentation Targeted to the VCU Black Community

Oct 18, 2021 06:00 PM

The VCU African American Alumni Council and VCU alumni from the Theta Rho chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha present a Zoom seminar on COVID-19 in the Black community. Although Black Americans comprise 13.4% of the U.S. population, they make up 33.1% of all COVID-19-related hospitalizations.

Attend this seminar to gain an understanding of the virology, health care challenges, epidemiology, and preventive skills necessary to survive the next surge of the virus. Over the past year, internationally, the presenters, brothers of Theta Rho chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, have educated more than 2 billion people on COVID-19 prevention and control.

Submit your questions ahead of the event at aaaccovidseminar@gmail.com.

Register for the webinar here.