The Army Medical Department is hosting a virtual career fair on May 12, 2021 from 12-9PM.  The fair will feature Scholarships and fully-funded professional education and financial aid options for:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Occupational & Physical Therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Biomedical Science & Engineering
  • Other allied health career fields, including Optometry, Audiology, Pharmacy, and many more!

Registration is open May 3, 2021 to May 12, 2021 at the following link: https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-jobseeker/7424-army-atlantic-northeast-medical-career-fair

Anyone who registers for the career fair will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an Apple Watch Series 6 GPS.

Risky Pregnancies: Health Disparities in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Understanding the connections between a mother’s health and that of her newborn is crucial for addressing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. Kenesha Smith Barber, Ph.D., Va. Dept. of Health, and Amy Paulson, M.P.H., Eastern Virginia Medical School, will discuss current maternal and child health research and statewide initiatives that improve the health delivery system for mothers and their children. The event will be hosted by VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Lauren Harris at cctrhlthdis@vcu.edu or visit http://go.vcu.edu/equity.

Sanger Series: The Institutionalization of Gender Disparities in Science

Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Ph.D., will examine data to develop an objective picture of gender disparities in the sciences and suggest ways in which institutions can improve equity. Sugimoto is informatics graduate director and professor of informatics at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at Indiana University–Bloomington. This Sanger Series lecture will be hosted by VCU Libraries and the VCU Office of Research and Innovation. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Gregory Kimbrell at kimbrellgg@vcu.edu or (804) 393-2951 or visit https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/events/2020-2021/sanger-series-sugimoto.html.

Hitting the Reset Button on Pharmacy

Monday, Apr. 26, 2021 at noon

Antonio Ciaccia, Chief Strategy Officer for the business management consultant 3 Axis Advisors and senior advisor for Disruptive Innovation and Practice Transformation for the American Pharmacists Association, will share his thoughts on the future of pharmacy at a seminar hosted by the VCU’s Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Madeleine Wagner at cppi@vcu.edu or visit http://bit.ly/CPPISeminars.

Mental Health in Health Care

Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Active Minds at VCU will host a session at which individuals in the health care industry will discuss how they and their colleagues handle their mental health in light of the pandemic. A dentist, physician, counselor and others are scheduled to participate. A Q&A will follow. Questions: Email activeminds4vcu@gmail.com. Click on the following URL for the Zoom link. For more information, contact Rachel Bastien at bastienrd@vcu.edu or (757) 759-3101 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/99917477540.

Gaining Experience During the ‘New Normal’

Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

VCU P.R.I.M.E. will host a virtual event with speakers from Emerging Healthcare Leaders, HEAL @ VCU and Pre-health Shadowing to connect the organizations with minority students for shadowing opportunities. For more information, contact Lugene Qawasmi at vcuprime@gmail.com.

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.