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.
Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
United2Heal will host a Warehouse Event, where student volunteers organize medical supplies to send to people in need. The event will be held at 1210 Bentley St. For more information, contact Bilal Ghazi at MasoodBG@vcu.edu.
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:
Friday, Sep. 13, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
VCU’s United2Heal chapter will hold its weekly warehouse event on Sept. 13. At the event, 1210 Bentley St., volunteers sort and organize excess medical supplies collected from hospitals and clinics for shipment to countries in need. For more information, contact Bilal Ghazi at email@example.com.
Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
VCU’s Department of Forensic Science presents “From Biblical Plagues to Extraterrestrial Life and Microbial Forensics: Near Misses in Applied Research.” The lecture will be in Room 2201, Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave. For more information, contact Jo Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Global Education Office will be offering Discover Medicine in Argentina , a medical shadowing program led by Dr. Antonia Abbate during winter break 2019.
Interested students are encouraged to attend their information session on Monday, October 29th, from 4PM-4:30PM
Location: Global Education Office 912 W. Grace St. 4th Floor
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The VCU Health Science Pipeline holds the “Discover Health Care Fair” in the Larrick Student Center for attendees to explore the numerous health professions offered at VCU. For more information, contact Taryn Hayes at Hayesta5@vcu.edu or visit https://dhsd.vcu.edu.
The VCU Institute for Women’s Health and Highland Support Project spend a week, May 19-26, in partnership with indigenous midwives and community leaders learning about traditional Maya medicine and exploring the history of health care and healing in Guatemala. The group will learn about traditional medicine and midwifery practices. The cost is $985 plus airfare. The application deadline is Friday, March 23. For more information, contact Janett Forte at email@example.com or visit http://www.womenshealth.vcu.edu .
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at 6 p.m.
RamPantry at VCU hosts its training sessions for the spring semester on Wednesday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 27, in the University Student Commons. Those interested in volunteering with RamPantry must attend one of the sessions. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Sarah Neal at email@example.com or visit http://vcustudentfoodpantry.com/.