Across the Rainbow: Moving from Disparities to Equity in LGBTQ+ Health

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

The Health Equity Series hosted by VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research will continue with a community conversation on LGBTQ+ health care and research. The discussion will include advances, gaps and shared resources in the LGBTQ+ community and the efforts that are being established to close the gaps. The event will be open to all. Speakers will include Karen Legato, executive director of Health Brigade; Bill Harrison, president and executive director of Diversity Richmond; and Zakia McKensey, executive director of Nationz Foundation. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Lauren Harris at cctrhlthdis@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcuyrrD0jGNWbSWgJ8j-OXnQCvWuMxD-G.

‘VCU Center on Health Disparities: Our Science Stories’

Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

VCU’s Center on Health Disparities will host Joseph Engada, a VCU Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program alumnus, as part of its spring speaker series. The series includes a selection of alumni from the VCU Center on Health Disparities Research Training Programs discussing their experiences and career paths as under-represented minorities in the biomedical sciences. Questions: https://healthdisparities.vcu.edu/. Click on the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Ettora Burrell at ettora.burrell@vcuhealth.org or (804) 828-6890 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/j/98731295826.

“Health research in Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills”,

Monday, Mar. 8, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.

Dennis Hopkinson, M.D., assistant professor for internal medicine, will speak at a Discovery Dialogue seminar hosted by VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. 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://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMud-urrj0tEtzrBgl6CV2XDN1jb-enqWP-.

Clinical Research Work With Patients of Color Amidst National Race-Related Events

Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m.

Paul Perrin, Ph.D., VCU associate professor and director Health Psychology, will discuss his research into social justice in disability and health at a meeting of the Central Virginia Chapter of the Society of Clinical Research Associates. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Shirley Helm at shirley.helm@vcuhealth.org or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEldOmrrjMvG9MYmhrrOW3eliMtcORGD975.

FDA Regulatory Pathways and Requirements: Bench to Community Seminar Series, Session Five

Friday, Mar. 5, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

The session will feature an overview of regulatory approval and commercialization issues impacting companies developing medical devices, drugs and biologic products. The event is hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine and VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Emily Komornik at komornikea@vcu.edu or visit https://iem.vcu.edu/events/bench-to-community/march-5-21/.

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 shirley.helm@vcuhealth.org or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpdeivpj0iG9cBEEfRxLTrJvjn_NFe2LPL.

Clinical Research in the Time of COVID-19

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

VCU’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the team at VCU Health’s Clinical Research Unit will host an informal discussion on how they are working to evolve health care delivery to improve safety and efficiency. Speakers will be Mary Harmon, Ph.D., and Steve Kates, M.D. The session is part of a monthly series, Clinical Research in the Time of COVID-19. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Lauren Harris at Lauren.Harris@vcuhealth.org or visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocuuupzksE90WmcssvUztbPBN-78_-Niz.

ER/Cardiac/Pulmonary/ICU Theme Meeting: Child Health Research Institute

Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Child Health Research Institute at VCU promotes new research and innovation that will impact the lives of children. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with VCU or VCUHS. Questions: https://www.chrichmond.org/events/events-details?ceid=5fb52338-1895-461d-a90c-37ff7dd862b5. To attend the second EPIC Theme meeting, register at the following URL. Sign in to the chat during the meeting to get credit for attendance. Theme leader is oliver.karam@vcuhealth.org. For more information, contact Henry Rozycki at hrozycki@vcu.edu or visit https://vcuhealth.zoom.us/j/97137499210.