Risky Pregnancies: Health Disparities in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Understanding the connections between a mother’s health and that of her newborn is crucial for addressing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. Kenesha Smith Barber, Ph.D., Va. Dept. of Health, and Amy Paulson, M.P.H., Eastern Virginia Medical School, will discuss current maternal and child health research and statewide initiatives that improve the health delivery system for mothers and their children. The event will be hosted by VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Lauren Harris at cctrhlthdis@vcu.edu or visit http://go.vcu.edu/equity.

Pregnancy and Reproductive Stigma Against Women in the Middle Eastern/Brown Community

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 alia22@vcu.edu or visit https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75829269871?pwd=WmNxNVljQTB6eUNVVXBpU0NhQzJPUT09.

‘Discovering Ways To Help Women With Opioid Use Disorder During the Postpartum Period’

Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.

Caitlin Martin, M.D., MPH, an obstetrician-gynecologist and addiction medicine provider, will speak at a Discovery Dialogues seminar hosted by VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Questions: http://www.cctr.vcu.edu. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Pam Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at pmdillon@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1519 or visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvdOmupj4vE9bGEdvtDS8-yYPNSb0UmHPT.