Ethical Quandaries in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

Christine Grady, Ph.D., chief of the NIH Clinical Center’s Department of Bioethics, will discuss clinical practice, public health and research ethical issues that have arisen during the coronavirus pandemic. The discussion will be at a session of the Central Virginia Chapter of the Society of Clinical Research Associates. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Shirley Helm at or visit

Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation Lunch and Learn: COVID-19 Immunization

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at noon

VCU School of Pharmacy and VCU Health practitioners will address questions about COVID-19 immunization in a Facebook Live panel. Panelists will answer questions about the reliability of the vaccine, who should get it, the timeline for distribution and pharmacists’ roles in immunization. Participate in the event at the following URL. For more information, contact Madeleine Wagner at or visit

‘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: Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Pam Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at or (804) 827-1519 or visit

Housing Projects Documentary and Panel With Student National Medical Association

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at 5 p.m.

The VCU chapter of Student National Medical Association will host a panel discussion in conjunction with a screening of the documentary, “HEARD: An Insight Into Life in Richmond’s Public Housing.” A link to the documentary will be sent to participants who RSVP, and the panel of Richmond community members will explore the challenges of public housing. Each participant is asked to contribute $5 as part of a fundraiser for the Better Housing Coalition. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Victoria Ngo at or visit

Implementing Clinic-Community Partnerships to Achieve Blood Pressure Control

Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 from noon to 12:50 p.m.

VCU’s Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation offers interprofessional continuing education credit for those who attend its monthly seminars. Anika Hines, assistant professor in the VCU School of Medicine Department of Health Behavior and Policy, will discuss partnerships that help community members better control their blood pressure. See the Zoom link and password information at the following URL. The Zoom meeting ID is 972 0552 6057. For more information, contact Madeleine Wagner at or (804) 404-3869 or visit

Health Behavior Coaching Informational Session

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.

Passionate about empowering patients, clients and communities to take control of their health and well-being? Eager to help others set goals for disease control and compliance with medical recommendations? Ready to enhance your skills and become a health coach? If you answered “yes,” join Kinesiology and Health Sciences for an informational session on VCU’s online Health Behavior Coaching Post-bacc Graduate Certificate. Questions, visit Register for a Zoom link for the session at the following URL. For more information, contact Joann Richardson at or (804) 828-1948 or visit

Symposium on International Perspectives on Women, Substance Use and Addictions

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hendrée Jones, Ph.D., will speak at a Reynolds and VCU Humphrey Fellows Partnership Symposium on International Perspectives on Women, Substance Use and Addictions. Jones is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children in risky life situations. The symposium will be held at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 1651 East Parham Road. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP at the following URL by Feb.20. For more information, contact Heather Ashton at or visit

Health Behavior and Policy Seminar

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 from noon to 1 p.m.

Students Heather Saunders, M.S.W., and Kofo Williams, M.P.H., will lead a joint Health Behavior and Policy seminar. The session will be held on the sixth floor, Room 644, One Capitol Square, 830 E. Main St. Saunders will present “The Increase of Buprenorphine Waivered Prescribers under New Virginia Medicaid Program, Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services” and Williams will present “Mental Health Disorders and Rates of Help-Seeking Among Black Men in College.” A light lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Mary Johnson at or visit