Policy and Advocacy in Gerontology

Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join VCU Gerontology to learn how gerontologists can make an impact in public policy and advocacy work. The career opportunities for VCU gerontologists are wide in scope and practice. Gerontologists lead policy implementation and serve as advocates for the elders of today and tomorrow. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Catherine S. MacDonald at macdonaldcs@vcu.edu or (571) 484-4511 or visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcOCrqj0sE9XQquONhU9VCUEUDO7Zt1CG.

Panel Event: Health Disparities Within the Latinx LGBTQ+ Community

Monday, Mar. 28, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Join Collective Corazón to virtually address the disparities within the Latinx LGBTQ+ community that affect accessibility to health care. The discussion will be led by LGBTQ+ and Latinx student speakers and Matilde Moros, Ph.D. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Daniela at collectivecorazon@gmail.com or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/94972185869.

How Community Engagement Initiatives Are Creating a Healthier Richmond community

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

VCU’s School of Nursing will host a virtual event to discuss community engagement initiatives. Join two of the school’s faculty members, Pam Parsons, Ph.D., School of Nursing associate dean for practice and community engagement, and Kimberly Battle, Ph.D., FNP-BC, as they discuss continuous efforts to create healthier communities in the Richmond area by bringing accessible health care resources to residents. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact TaLees Owens at owensti@vcu.edu or (804) 828-5548 or visit https://forms.gle/zKAsTkFnEi86GPHS8.

Health Care Within the Latinx Community

Monday, Feb. 21, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Collective Corazón will host a panel event to discuss health disparities faced by Richmond’s Latinx community. Scheduled panelists include Carolina Lugo (Sacred Heart Center), Elvira de la Cruz (Latinos In Virginia Empowerment), and Indira Sultanić, Ph.D., (VCU). Participants are encouraged to take part. Register at the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Jasmin Blanco at blancovaja@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/94972185869.

‘Flattening the Curve of Opioid-Related Overdoses During the COVID-19 Pandemic’

Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 from noon to 1 p.m.

Taylor Ochalek, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, pharmacology and toxicology, VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, will present a Discovery Dialogues seminar via Zoom. Faculty, staff, community practitioners, students, patients and families are invited to attend. Questions: http://www.cctr.vcu.edu. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Pamela Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at pmdillon@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1519 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMocemgpjsjG9b3gaP8uyJ5pZSPfvu6kN1D.

Black Lives, Black Lungs 2: Life or Breath

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join the Wright Center’s Health Equity Series for a new year of discussions and community engagement on health disparities in the Richmond community and across the Commonwealth. Life or Breath will cover inequities of lung health in Black and brown communities. Patrick Nana-Sinkam, M.D., and Rachel Hunley, M.A., will speak. Massey Cancer Center’s Sherrick Hill will moderate. For more information, contact Lauren Harris at cctrhlthdis@vcu.edu or visit https://events.vcu.edu/Details.aspx?myVal=76424.

Health Equity Theme Meeting: COVID-19 Barriers Among Diverse Populations

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 at 11 a.m.

Jeanine Guidry, Ph.D., and Bernard Fuemmeler, Ph.D., MPH, will discuss COVID-19 barriers among diverse populations, focusing on misinformation and other challenges, at a quarterly meeting of the Child Health Research Institute’s Health Equity theme. The quarterly meeting will be held virtually. Questions: https://www.chrichmond.org/research/about-the-institute. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Emma Burge at Emma.Burge@vcuhealth.org or (804) 628-3094 or visit https://vcuhealth.zoom.us/j/95384774109.

Career journey for public and global health

October 20th, 6:30 pm

Nixon Arauz, a doctoral student in the Department of Health and Behavior and Policy at the VCU School of Medicine, will discuss his academic journey and passion for public and global health at a session hosted by the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in STEM. This event will be hosted through zoom at the following URL. For more information, contact Henzee Machado at machadohg@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/97937756487.

COVID-19 Prevention and Control: A Culturally Sensitive Presentation Targeted to the VCU Black Community

Oct 18, 2021 06:00 PM

The VCU African American Alumni Council and VCU alumni from the Theta Rho chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha present a Zoom seminar on COVID-19 in the Black community. Although Black Americans comprise 13.4% of the U.S. population, they make up 33.1% of all COVID-19-related hospitalizations.

Attend this seminar to gain an understanding of the virology, health care challenges, epidemiology, and preventive skills necessary to survive the next surge of the virus. Over the past year, internationally, the presenters, brothers of Theta Rho chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, have educated more than 2 billion people on COVID-19 prevention and control.

Submit your questions ahead of the event at aaaccovidseminar@gmail.com.

Register for the webinar here.

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