Tipping the Scales Against Cancer

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Join VCU Massey Cancer Center, Carilion Clinic, Sentara and Eastern Virginia Medical School for a day of engaging conversations about the relationship between healthy lifestyles, obesity and cancer. The event will be in the in the Jonah L. Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin St. Presentations and panel discussions will feature experts speaking about evidence-based weight management and healthy lifestyle approaches for obesity prevention and cancer risk reduction for children and adults and for the long-term survivorship of cancer patients. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Melissa Mitchell at mmitchell9@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx?EID=14600&P=5.

Summer Medical Outreach trip

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: 
salasf@vcu.edu (Francesca Salas, President) 
thachj@vcu.edu  (Jimmy Thach, Vice-President)

Real Life Film Series: Give Me A Shot of Anything

Follow a street doctor and his team as they make house calls to the homeless, offering their patients hope and a chance to feel whole again.

Dinner will be provided, first come, first served. Discussion to follow. Registration is encouraged here: https://vcu.libcal.com/event/5590598.

Date:
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time:
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location:
Larrick Student Center, Court End Ballroom

Learn Stroke Awareness and Prevention

Monday, Sep. 16, 2019 from noon to 1 p.m.

VCU Human Resources and the VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library will host a discussion about what happens when someone experiences a stroke and what occurs on the way to and at the hospital. The session will be held at the Health and Wellness Library, Gateway Building, 1200 E. Marshall St. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://vcu.libcal.com/event/5765293.

Minority Association of Pre-Health Students To Host Summer Experience Panel

Monday, Sep. 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students at VCU will host a summer experience panel for students of all pre-professional backgrounds. The session will be held in Room 1004A, West Grace Street Student Housing – South, 835 W. Grace St. Students will have the opportunity to share summer experiences and opportunities with other students in their desired field. For more information, contact Davidyne Reeves at reevesda2@mymail.vcu.edu.

Volunteers Sought for VCU Cancer Patient Advocate Group

Take the Fight at VCU is a chapter of a nonprofit organization which supports patients with cancer as well as the medical staff. The group seeks to facilitate the exchange of medical information and increase the patient’s ability to follow their treatment plan. Volunteers take leading roles in community outreach, fundraising and campus engagement. Students from all majors are welcome. For more information, contact Zuhayr Shaikh at shaikhz2@mymail.vcu.edu or visit https://takethefight.formstack.com/forms/takethefight.

Explore Career Possibilities at VCU’s Majors Fair

Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019 from noon to 3 p.m.

The Discovery Advising team and the College of Humanities and Sciences will host the annual majors fair. The event will be in the Commonwealth Ballroom, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Current and prospective students are invited to attend to learn about each major the College of Humanities and Sciences has to offer and the career possibilities the majors provide. For more information, contact Juliana Rasnic at jerasnic@vcu.edu or visit https://students.chs.vcu.edu/majors-fair/.

‘Graphic Medicine: A Comics and Health Care Workshop’

Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019 from noon to 1 p.m.

VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library presents Sarah Faris, VCU Communication Arts assistant professor, who will offer an overview of graphic medicine. A hands-on, illustration tutorial will follow. The event will be in the VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library, Gateway Building, 1200 E. Marshall St. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact K.J. Ricasata at ricasatakj@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2432 or visit https://vcu.libcal.com/event/5819006.

Health Occupation Students of America at VCU To Meet

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

At the first general body meeting of HOSA, Herb Hill, director of Undergraduate Research at VCU, will discuss research opportunities. The meeting will be held in Room 1030 G/H (Globe), West Grace Street Student Housing – North, 830 W. Grace St. Applications for the group’s e-board are being accepted at the following URL by 11:59 p.m. Sept. 21. For more information, contact Natali Gonzalez at gonzalezna2@vcu.edu or visit https://forms.gle/QKvHYXQ6vozzNVAd7.

VCU School of Nursing Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry Set

Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2019 from noon to 5 p.m.

VCU’s School of Nursing and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive and bone marrow registry. The event will be held in Room 2001B, Sadie Heath Cabaniss Hall, 1100 E. Leigh St. Sign up to donate blood at the following URL. Representatives from Be the Match Bone Marrow registry will also be available. For more information, contact Genevieve Beaird at gbeaird@vcu.edu or visit http://redcrossblood.org.