‘VCU Center on Health Disparities: Our Science Stories’

Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

VCU’s Center on Health Disparities will host Joseph Engada, a VCU Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program alumnus, as part of its spring speaker series. The series includes a selection of alumni from the VCU Center on Health Disparities Research Training Programs discussing their experiences and career paths as under-represented minorities in the biomedical sciences. Questions: https://healthdisparities.vcu.edu/. Click on the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Ettora Burrell at ettora.burrell@vcuhealth.org or (804) 828-6890 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/98731295826.

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: Fighting Hunger Before, During and After a Pandemic

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 from noon to 12:45 p.m.

VCU’s Office of Student Experience will host Doug Pick of FeedMore, who will discuss the effects of COVID-19 on existing food insecurities and the disproportionate effects on low-income communities and communities of color. 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.

Unlocking Health Equity: Housing, Transportation and Disparities in Richmond

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Mariah Williams will explore federal and state policies that can impact minority populations and provide a better understanding of the connection between housing and health exclusion in a program hosted by VCU’s Office of Student Experience. The program is designed with health sciences students in mind. Register 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=13.

VCU School of Medicine’s 12th Annual (Virtual) Pediatrics Conference

October 3rd, 2020 from 8am-12pm

Join the VCU School of Medicine’s Pediatrics Interest Group for our biggest event of the year! This free, virtual conference features a variety of talks by attending physicians from the Children’s Hospital of Richmond on relevant topics such as COVID-19 and the Pediatric Population, Healthcare Disparities & Advocacy, Child-Abuse in the time of COVID-19, Vaccination Hesitancy, and more!  Additionally, we are pleased to announce our featured talk on Racism in Medicine by three leading physicians and advocates who will be touching upon the current initiatives for combating racism in the pediatric population as well as the effects of racism on the health outcomes of the pediatrics population. We encourage early registration as many of our talks have limited space! We hope you can join us for this exciting event! Please register via the link here.

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.