VCU’s Pipeline Podcast

The Pipeline Podcast creates a forum for listeners around the world. Episodes are hosted by the Division for Health Sciences Diversity with VCU Pipeline alumni joining as co-hosts. Alumni share their experiences post Pipeline programs and give updates on their health-care career endeavors. Pipeline is streaming on all podcast platforms. Search: VCU Pipeline. For more information, contact Rayallan Fredericks at fredericksr@vcu.edu or visit http://dhsd.vcu.edu/podcast.

Remote volunteer opportunity

VCU Health is hosting weekly clinics to vaccinate community residents at the VCU Health Hub at 25th in Church Hill. Below, please find information regarding a unique volunteer opportunity to support these clinics by serving as a remote scheduler.

We invite you to sign up if you are interested and available.

Remote schedulers are responsible for contacting, screening, and registering community residents for their COVID-19 vaccine. We are looking for students with strong customer service skills who can volunteer approximately 10 per week.  We are looking for VCU students in good standing who are interested and:

  • Available for flexible volunteer shifts, which are generally available between 7a-6p. (Each shift is flexible.)
  • Have approximately 10 hours per week available, starting this week and continuing on a weekly basis throughout the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Attend a 30 minute orientation via Zoom either on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 or Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – exact time is TBD. Alternate arrangement for orientation can be made.

Remote schedulers will complete volunteer hours virtually and will not come on-site to campus or the Health Hub.

‘Race, Place and Chronic Disease: Addressing the Roots of Health Inequities’

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The College of Humanities and Sciences will host a Zoom webinar featuring Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D., co-founder and recent executive director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Tyler Conrad at conradtl@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-3r_ScgySguXrshmCqkqSw.

Roundtable Discussion on the Hesitancy in the Latinx Community Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine

Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Collective Corazón will host a student-led roundtable discussion on Zoom concerning the hesitancy in the Latinx Community regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. All students are welcome to participate. Click on the following URL for the Zoom link. For more information, contact Ashley Victor at victora@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/93638130804.

‘Rare Disease Resources’

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.

The Health and Wellness Library will present “Rare Disease Resources” on Zoom. In conjunction with Rare Disease Day, learn more about finding free and reliable rare disease resources for patients, caregivers, providers and the general public. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact K.J. Ricasata at ricasatakj@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2432 or visit https://vcu.libcal.com/event/7548029.

VCU Libraries Community Zooms: ‘The Organ Thieves’

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Chip Jones will discuss his new book, “The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South.” Jodi L. Koste, head of the VCU Health Sciences Library Special Collections and Archives, will join the conversation. Email the following address for the Zoom link. For more information, contact Gregory Kimbrell at libdevelop@vcu.edu or (803) 393-2951 or visit https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/events/2020-2021/community-zooms.html.

Unlocking Health Equity: Are Cultural Images Fueling Our Bias?

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Join the Office of Student Experience as guest speaker Grace D. Gipson, Ph.D., will discuss the ways people use images, as well as how images use people and change their perception. The session is designed with health sciences students in mind. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact the Office of Student Experience at studentexp@vcu.edu or visit https://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/vphs/OSEReg/Form.aspx?EventTypeID=3.