Spring 2021 Course – Options in Healthcare

Learn about various career fields within healthcare through guest speakers, class discussions, and individual research.

Develop professional skills that will support the achievement of your career goals.

Develop an understanding of the complex issues and choices confronting healthcare professionals and the surrounding community.

10AM – 10.50AM, Fridays

Online Synchronous

CRN:42068

Instructor: Danielle Stubbs

Clinical Trials: Paving the Way for New Cancer Treatments

Tuesday, October 20th, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

People with cancer live longer thanks to innovative cancer treatments first tested through clinical trials. Clinical trials are research studies with participants designed to test new methods to treat, diagnose, manage and prevent cancer safely and effectively. Join a team of experts from VCU Massey Cancer Center to learn more about how clinical trials are beneficial and shape the future of cancer care. This event will be streamed live from Massey’s Facebook page at the following URL. For more information, contact Blake Belden at beldenba@vcu.edu or visit https://www.facebook.com/VCUMasseyCancerCenter.

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.

VCU Health Sciences Pipeline Programs

VCU Health Sciences Pipeline Programs applications are now OPEN! Students who complete the programs are given opportunities for incredible experiential learning and the ability to build social capital by connecting with admissions faculty in the various health professions programs.

For Juniors, Seniors, and Post-Baccalaureate Students, they have SAEP (Summer Academic Enrichment Program)

For Freshman – Seniors they have ACHE (Allied Health Career Exploration) and Pharmacy Preview Day. Check out an awesome video from their AHCE program last Summer: AHCE Video.

For more information and to apply, please visit dhsd.vcu.edu.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Lorayah Lenore at ltlenore@vcu.edu

Human Trafficking Medical Symposium

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 studentsfightinght@gmail.com or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/students-fighting-human-trafficking-27512391001.

Sign Up NOW For The NEW Univ 291 – Options in Healthcare

 

Learn about various career fields within healthcare through guest speakers, class discussions and individual research.

Develop professional skills that will support the achievement of your career goals.

Develop an understanding of the complex issues and choices confronting healthcare professionals and the surrounding community.

For more information about this course, or to be granted an override, contact prehealthadv@vcu.edu or dstubbs2@vcu.edu.

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.