Bebé Listo: Latinx Neonatal Health Disparities

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Collective Corazón will host a talk by Tiffany Green, Ph.D., formerly a professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy at VCU, who will discuss her research on Latinx health disparities. The Collective Corazón focuses on bringing awareness to Latinx health equity. Bebé Listo (Baby Ready), is an app developed by VCU students that is culturally tailored to Hispanic and Latinx parents-to-be. The session will be in Room A, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. For more information, contact Roma Kankaria at kankariara2@vcu.edu or (301) 904-3159.

Volunteers Around The World at VCU

Volunteers Around the World at VCU is accepting applicants to their Summer Medical Outreach trip to Cambodia. Applicants from all backgrounds and majors who are passionate about volunteering are accepted. During clinic days volunteers will gain experience shadowing local physicians, taking vitals and learning about basic pharmacology. There will also be an opportunity to plan an interactive health lesson that will be presented to a classroom of young students.  This is an intensive two-week trip that is extremely valuable for someone who wants to gain insight into healthcare in communities abroad, while also experiencing a new country. If you are interested please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/usMeAk3m5qKPXZRt7  Their social media pages are Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VAWatVCU/ and Instagram: @vcu.vaw

 

If you have any questions please email salasf@vcu.edu (Francesca Salas, President) or thachj@vcu.edu (Jimmy Thach, Vice-President)

Summer Study Abroad Program: Midwifery and Health in Guatemala

VCU’s Institute for Women’s Health and Highland Support Project will host a week in partnership with indigenous midwives and community leaders in Guatemala. Participants will learn about traditional Maya medicine and midwifery practices in the region. The trip will be May 16-23, 2020. The cost is $985 plus airfare. March 1 is the application deadline. Apply at the following URL or email Heather Ashton at ashtonhr@vcu.edu. For more information, contact Janett Forte at janett.forte@vcuhealth.org or visit http://www.womenshealth.vcu.edu.

Disability studies fall lecture – Negotiating a Cure: Deafness Technologies and the Health Market

Jaipreet Virdi, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, University of Delaware
When: 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22
Where: University Student Commons Theater

Jaipreet Virdi is completing her first book, “Hearing Happiness: Fakes, Frauds, and Fads in Deafness Cures,” to be published by the University of Chicago Press. This book rethinks how therapeutic negotiation and the influence of pseudo-medicine shaped what it meant to be a “normal” deaf citizen in American history. She examines how deaf/deafened individuals have attempted to amplify their hearing through various types of surgical, proprietary and/or technological “deafness cures” and charts the dissemination of ideas about hearing loss, from medical elites to popular culture and the popular imagination.

Summer Medical Outreach trip

Volunteers Around the World at VCU is accepting applicants to their Summer Medical Outreach trip to Cambodia. Applicants from all backgrounds and majors who are passionate about volunteering are accepted. During clinic days volunteers will gain experience shadowing local physicians, taking vitals and learning about basic pharmacology. There will also be an opportunity to plan an interactive health lesson that will be presented to a classroom of young students.
 
This is an intensive two-week trip that is extremely valuable for someone who wants to gain insight into healthcare in communities abroad, while also experiencing a new country. If you are interested please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/t1Ggzj5VqBpjhn3M7
 
If you have any questions please email: 
salasf@vcu.edu (Francesca Salas, President) 
thachj@vcu.edu  (Jimmy Thach, Vice-President)

Real Life Film Series: Give Me A Shot of Anything

Follow a street doctor and his team as they make house calls to the homeless, offering their patients hope and a chance to feel whole again.

Dinner will be provided, first come, first served. Discussion to follow. Registration is encouraged here: https://vcu.libcal.com/event/5590598.

Date:
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time:
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location:
Larrick Student Center, Court End Ballroom

Disability studies fall lecture – Persuasion, Human Improvement and Disability: A Talk from Fables and Futures

George Estreich, instructor of writing, Oregon State University
When: 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12
Where: University Student Commons, SGA Senate Chambers

From Francis Galton’s “Essays in Eugenics” at the turn of the 20th century to news of the first gene-edited babies, the dream of human improvement has been entwined with persuasion. Looking at contemporary and historical examples, from the famous allegorical drawing of the “Eugenics tree” to scientist He JianKui’s YouTube announcement of gene-edited twins, George Estreich looks at the literary aspects of persuasion, with particular attention to metaphor. What values do these persuasive acts embody? Whose purposes do they serve? And whom do they obscure, dehumanize or erase? The literary content of these persuasive acts suggests a necessary role for writers, literary critics and scholars of disability studies, as society seeks to collectively guide the use of new and powerful biotechnologies in human beings.