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.

National Public Health Week Kickoff: Seminar With Art Kellermann

Monday, Apr. 5, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.

The Division of Family Medicine and Population Health’s Division of Epidemiology will host Art Kellermann, M.D., MPH, as the speaker to kick off National Public Health Week, April 5-9. Kellermann, VCU senior vice president for Health Sciences and VCU Health CEO, will present “American Public Health: Past, Present, and Future.” Other National Public Health Week events include seminars by Norm Oliver, M.D.; Gonzalo Bearman, M.D.; and April Williams. Email the following address for the Zoom link. For more information, contact Jeny Beausoliel at jenifer.beausoliel@vcuhealth.org or visit https://familymedicine.vcu.edu/epidemiology/seminars–events/.

Unlocking Health Equity: Housing Policies and Impacts on Segregation

Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2021 from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Join the Office of Student Experience as guest speaker Mariah Williams of Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. will explore the federal and state policies that can impact minority populations. This session is designed with health sciences students in mind. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Office of Student Experience at studentexp@vcu.edu or visit https://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/vphs/OSEReg/Form.aspx?EventTypeID=3.

Changing the Face of Science

Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Aderonke A Akinkugbe, B.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., assistant professor, Dental Public Health and Policy, VCU School of Dentistry, will give an address as part of the speaker series hosted by VCU’s Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and the VCU Center on Health Disparities. This series is designed to provide an inclusive and interactive platform for scholarly exploration. Questions: https://healthdisparities.vcu.edu/. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Khiana Meade at khiana.meade@vcuhealth.org or (804) 827-0719 or visit https://forms.gle/cvzGDfTMSjE4gyye8.

Unlocking Health Equity: Clinical Work With Patients of Color Amidst National Race-Related Events

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Join the Office of Student Experience as guest speaker Paul Perrin, Ph.D., will discuss how national events influence patients of color and their perceptions of clinical care. Explore the policies and practices in non-health sectors that have impacts on health and health equity. The session is designed with health sciences students in mind. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Office of Student Experience at studentexp@vcu.edu or visit https://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/vphs/OSEReg/Form.aspx?EventTypeID=13.

Unlocking Health Equity: Racial and Socio-Economic Disparities and COVID-19

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Join the Office of Student Experience as guest speaker Sheryl Garland, VCUH Chief of Health Impact, explores the racial disparities of COVID-19 and discusses the economic, social and health inequities that have led to or perpetuate the disparity. This presentation is designed with health sciences students in mind. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact the Office of Student Experience at studentexp@vcu.edu or visit https://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/vphs/OSEReg/Form.aspx?EventTypeID=3.