Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Cultural Experience of Middle Eastern and South Asian Women at VCU will host a discussion about pregnancy and the stigma against Middle Eastern and South Asian women surrounding reproduction. Click on the following URL for the Zoom link. For more information, contact Afsheen Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75829269871?pwd=WmNxNVljQTB6eUNVVXBpU0NhQzJPUT09.
Friday, Mar. 26, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The aim of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Symposium is to explore the current state of health disparities through a domestic and international lens. The virtual public health event, hosted by J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, VCU and Emory University, will feature a keynote address and a series of presentations on the work being done to achieve equity in health care. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Heather Ashton at email@example.com or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKjPpceSpc_EtGvnoERlVvV-kT9pHq8xPuB8l2kp7gk2tNxQ/viewform.
Monday, Mar. 8, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.
Dennis Hopkinson, M.D., assistant professor for internal medicine, will speak at a Discovery Dialogue seminar hosted by VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Questions: http://www.cctr.vcu.edu. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Pamela Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-1519 or visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMud-urrj0tEtzrBgl6CV2XDN1jb-enqWP-.
CFHI, under the leadership of partners in 12 countries who are health and social system leaders on the ground, offers country-based Global Health internships and practicum. CFHI Virtual Global Health Internships offer undergraduate, pre-health, and graduate-level participants the unique opportunity to explore global and public health issues broadly, highlighting how health systems around the world deliver healthcare in a variety of diverse environments, exploring cultural interplays in urban and rural areas, and incorporating indigenous healing practices. Students learn how communities are addressing their most pressing health challenges, including chronic disease, maternal-child health, infectious disease, and reproductive health, all while gaining insights into the public health realities of the region. The internship is enriched with cross-cultural assessment and interaction tools, and with carefully planned cultural activities that allow participants to experience the rich diversity of CFHI’s global partner communities.
The CFHI Virtual Global Health Practicums are structured, supervised, and evaluated professional experience for Graduate and Professional level students to apply their relevant skills, knowledge, and values in a real-world setting. The virtual practicum consists of 160-200 hours and must address at least three Global Health Education Competencies. CFHI identifies appropriate projects for applicants based on the needs and interests of our global partners. Of note, CFHI utilizes an Asset-Based Community Development approach, so all practicum projects are building on local strengths and prioritizing sustainability and contemporary international development principles. Trainees will also serve a project management role in order to ensure milestones and deliverables are met.
Learn more: https://www.cfhi.org/virtual-opportunities
Global Health + Social Networking + Research = AISquare. An exclusive opportunity to intern for a multi-sector initiative bringing solutions for COVID-19 and other global health challenges through collaborative leadership facilitated by enabling systems including social networking and international bridge building in research and global health spheres. This Virtual Global Health Internship in partnership with AISquare offers students the unique opportunity to explore global and public health issues broadly, while participating in ground-breaking efforts to bring together global researchers, increase accessibility of research findings and nurture cross-discipline collaboration necessary to combat the most pressing Global Health challenges including COVID-19. This internship straddles global health, scientific research, and social network building – uniquely positioning internship graduates with professional skills necessary to be future leaders in healthcare, technology, data science and other fields.
Learn more: https://www.cfhi.org/cfhi-aisquare-virtual-internship-global-health-social-networks-research
Join this training offered by global faculty from Child Family Health International (CFHI) in partnership with leading cultural effectiveness trainer, Aperian Global. This course will give you access to key tools, self assessment, and real world practice toward becoming a cross cultural professional. These skills are essential for anyone wanting to work in globalized settings, desiring to serve diverse patient populations, and aiming to optimize self awareness and nimbleness.
The training runs from August 31-October 23, 2020. There are 3 live sessions (which are recorded for viewing if you cannot attend in person), self-paced elements, and a capstone project. The training requires approximately 4 hours per week. Cross cultural effectiveness content is supplemented with Global Health Seminars on key topics, such as health systems, public health globally, and ethical aspects to Global Health. Course is open to graduate, post graduate and undergraduate students and early career professionals.
Registration Deadline: August 30, 2020
Learn more: https://www.cfhi.org/online-course-developing-global-health-expertise-cross-cultural-effectiveness-adaptability
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hendrée Jones, Ph.D., will speak at a Reynolds and VCU Humphrey Fellows Partnership Symposium on International Perspectives on Women, Substance Use and Addictions. Jones is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children in risky life situations. The symposium will be held at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 1651 East Parham Road. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP at the following URL by Feb.20. For more information, contact Heather Ashton at email@example.com or visit http://bit.ly/humphrey-fellows.
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Students Fighting Human Trafficking will host its second annual Human Trafficking Medical Symposium on Feb. 4, 5, 6 and 8 on the fifth floor of James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 1201 E. Marshall St. Questions, impactvirginia.org. For more information, contact Caitlin Hauser at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/students-fighting-human-trafficking-27512391001.
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 email@example.com. For more information, contact Janett Forte at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.womenshealth.vcu.edu.
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.