This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week! This awareness week serves to inform the public of the importance of the flu vaccine for those who are eligible to receive it, especially those who are at high risk of developing complications with the flu. The influenza vaccine protects against 3 to 4 different strands of the … Continue reading December 4 – 10: National Influenza Vaccination Week
Attention students! The applications for the VCU Acceleration Program, the Summer Academic Enrichment Program, and the Allied Health Career Exploration are now open!! You can apply to all programs here. VCU Acceleration A program for incoming VCU freshmen who are interested in Pre-Health concentrations. Students participate in a four-week summer residential summer program prior to … Continue reading Applications are open!!
More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and 1 in 4 do not know that they are diabetic. It is National Diabetes month, and here are some things you need to know about the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2010. Diabetes is an issue that causes higher blood sugar (glucose) … Continue reading November: National Diabetes Awareness Month
Have you ever been under any form of anesthesia, in or out of a hospital setting? If your answer is yes, then you have already met a Nurse Anesthetist! These are the health professionals that put you under general anesthesia, and bring you out of it safely. As a nurse anesthetist, you can work virtually … Continue reading Explore Healthcare Careers: Nurse Anesthetist
Andacia Rhyne’s interest in the health sciences was clear since she was a child. She was influenced by her pediatrician and other health professionals in her life, who treated their patients equally no matter what their socioeconomic background was. This sparked an interest in Andacia. “As I got older, I started to pay more attention … Continue reading Andacia Rhyne: The Journey to MD
Toxicologists study the presence and level of toxins in human beings, animals, plants, and the environment. They are the people that assess the effects of chemicals on the human body. Essentially, they are the reason that we have warning labels on things such as cleaning supplies and hair products. Toxicologists work to make sure we … Continue reading Explore Healthcare Careers: Toxicologist
Think of a medical grade cable guy. Who do you call when your cable is going wonky? The cable guy. When medical equipment is going bonkers who do the doctors and nurses call? A biomedical equipment technician! They are the brains behind the most simplistic and the most intricate medical equipment. These are the people … Continue reading Explore Healthcare Careers: Biomedical Equipment Technician
Breast cancer can be a frightening topic, but it’s important to know the facts so you can be proactive about your health! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Be sure to educate your family, friends, coworkers and others you may cherish about breast cancer so they have the opportunity to prevent or detect it … Continue reading October: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Happy Health Professions Week, Rams! We have two upcoming events this week that we are excited to share with you. We hope you can be there! Discover Health Careers Fair Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin Street VCU has an extensive list of health science degree programs, resources, and … Continue reading It’s Health Professions Week!
Timothy Pierce is newly graduated from the PharmD program at the VCU School of Pharmacy and has begun his career as a community pharmacist. Employed by Walmart Pharmacy Neighborhood Market in Central Virginia, Pierce has the opportunity to serve not one but multiple locations, increasing the range and diversity of patients that he sees. Within this … Continue reading Alumni Profile Update: Dr. Timothy Pierce