‘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.

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.

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.

Cancers Below the Belt: Wright Center Health Equity Series

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 at 10 a.m.

Join speakers and panelists for presentations, discussion and a call to action on prostate and colorectal cancer disparities in minority communities. Featured will be Luisel Ricks-Santi, Ph.D., director of the Hampton University Cancer Research Center; Terrance Afer-Anderson, writer-producer-director of “The Black Walnut” and Renee Malone, program director at Hitting Cancer Below the Belt. The session will be hosted by Debbie Cadet, Ph.D., MSW, program manager for community health education and research at Massey Cancer Center, and is part of the Wright Center’s Health Equity Series. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Lauren Harris at cctrhlthdis@vcu.edu or visit https://cctr.vcu.edu/health-equity/.

Unlocking Health Equity: Racial and Socio-Economic Disparities and COVID-19

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Join the Office of Student Experience as guest speaker Sheryl Garland, VCUH Chief of Health Impact, explores the racial disparities of COVID-19 and discusses the economic, social and health inequities that have led to or perpetuate the disparity. This presentation 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.

‘Private Equity in Dermatology: Effect on Price, Utilization and Spending’

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.

Robert “Tyler” Braun, instructor, Weill Cornell Medicine, will speak at a Health Behavior and Policy Seminar. Questions: http://hbp.vcu.edu. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Mary Johnson at johnsonme6@vcu.edu or (804) 628-3443 or visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqf-2srzojEtU5B2Oyid4wmdpVpHcjLS-KZ.

Unlocking Health Equity: LGBTQIA+ and Health Care

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Join the Office of Student Experience as guest speaker Kathryn Jones, medical director at Virginia Treatment Center for Children, identifies practices, language and tools that encourage inclusive, empowering and safe environments for those in the LGBTQIA+ community. The session is designed with health sciences students in mind. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Chelsea Gary at garycs@vcu.edu or visit https://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/vphs/OSEReg/Form.aspx?EventTypeID=3.