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.

VCU Center on Health Disparities: ‘Our Science Stories’

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Salma Omer, Ph.D., an undergraduate alumna of VCU’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Scholars Program, will be featured in the center’s monthly Alumni Spring Speaker Series. The series includes a diverse selection of alumni from the VCU Center on Health Disparities Research Training Programs. Speakers will discuss their experiences and career paths as underrepresented minorities in the biomedical sciences. Questions: https://healthdisparities.vcu.edu/. Click on the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Khiana Meade at khiana.meade@vcuhealth.org or (804) 827-0719 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/98731295826.

Applications of BME and Human Performance Monitoring at NASA

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.

VCU’s Biomedical Engineering will host Angela Harrivel, Ph.D., LaRC ExMC Center Lead Exploration Medical Capability NASA Langley Research Center. Harrivel will discuss “Applications of BME and Human Performance Monitoring at NASA.” Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Rene Olivares-Navarrete, Ph.D. at ronavarrete@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CsE6fr28TH2fpAYsg4S0iw.

Unlocking Health Equity: Clinical Work With Patients of Color Amidst National Race-Related Events

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Join the Office of Student Experience as guest speaker Paul Perrin, Ph.D., will discuss how national events influence patients of color and their perceptions of clinical care. Explore the policies and practices in non-health sectors that have impacts on health and health equity. The session is designed with health sciences students in mind. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Office of Student Experience at studentexp@vcu.edu or visit https://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/vphs/OSEReg/Form.aspx?EventTypeID=13.

Graphic Medicine at VCU Libraries

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

VCU Libraries houses a number of graphic novels that have been used as key resources to discuss topics of health and wellness. In this session, Research and Education Librarian Talicia Tarver and Library Specialist for Comics Arts Cindy Jackson explore these resources and share a list of suggested readings. Contact the VCU Libraries Development Office at libdevelop@vcu.edu for the Zoom link. 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/community-zooms.html.

Medical Laboratory Sciences Virtual Open House

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

If you are leaning towards the medical profession as a career,  join the department of Medical Laboratory Sciences on Feb. 16th at 4:00 p.m. for their virtual Open House.  You’ll meet faculty members who will talk about available B.S. and MS programs.  They will also talk about the different job opportunities available for Medical Laboratory Scientists after graduation.  Mrs. Perkins, a laboratory instructor, will take you on a virtual tour of the MLS laboratory.  Current MLS students will talk about their experiences in the program.  You can ask questions if you like too!

If you would like further information and would like to attend our virtual open house, please RSVP online at http://bit.ly/MLSFeb16 .