Events

Mini Medical Family Day
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin Street

Students, faculty and staff, join us and bring your children ages 3 to 10 to a fun-filled event! They will have the opportunity to engage with physicians to help reduce their anxiety during doctor visits. Children will receive a backpack, snacks and giveaways (Quantities are limited). They will participate in enjoyable activities: story time, caricatures, balloons, face painting, blood pressure check, basketball activity (age -8-10 only). Rodney the Ram and a special character will greet them. Parents must remain with their children at all times. This event is free, but please register at go.vcu.edu/mini-medical. Guest parking in the Eighth Street Parking Deck, tickets validated. For more information, contact Jenae Harrington at jdharrington@vcu.edu.

Sponsors: OMSA, USC&A MCV Campus Programs, Division of Health Science Diversity, Barnes and Nobles, Recreational Sports, Community Engagement and VCU Libraries

Discover Health Careers Fair
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin Street

Interested in learning how to utilize VCU’s resources to meet your professional goals? Pondering over VCU’s various health sciences degree programs? The Discover Health Careers Fair is the perfect event for you! On Wednesday, September 28th at 6pm come out to the Larrick Student Center and network with professionals in your field.

The Discover Health Careers Fair will give you the opportunity to learn about various pre-professional and professional health science student organizations at VCU. The journey to become a health professional starts with taking the first step, and attending the Community Connect Day is the perfect step to take!

The event is free for all attending. Registration at https://goo.gl/forms/r95rkpw4hVLjugwh2 is required. 

Healthcare for Trafficking Survivors
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
VCU Health, MMRB 1013 – 12:00pm -1:00pm
Monroe Park, University Student Commons Forum Room – 4:00pm – 5:30 pm

An estimated 60 million women, men, and children around the world have been forced into human trafficking; however this injustice  often goes unrecognized and untreated. Josh Bailey, co-founder and CEO of Richmond-based non-profit The Gray Haven, works to provide hope, freedom, and opportunity to victims of human trafficking and slavery. Since 2010, TGH has performed crisis intervention and survivor advocacy to local survivors. Josh will lead a discussion on how health practitioners can recognize signs of trafficking and  provide quality care, protection, and support to those in need of holistic rehabilitation. You can join the conversation at two different lectures on March 2nd:

For more information about email Sadie DeMaioribus at demaioribusn@vcu.edu.

 Dr. Velma Scantlebury Roundtable Discussion & Lecture
Thursday, February 11, 2016
VCU Health & Monroe Park CampusVCU will host a series of events featuring Dr. Velma Scantlebury M.D., FACS, Associate Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. Please mark your calendars! These events are free and open to the public.Roundtable discussion “Current Issues in Transplantation”
10:30 am—11:30 am Health Sciences Campus, MMRB 1013
 
Public Lecture “Health Equity in Kidney Transplantation: Experiences from a Surgeon’s Perspective”
3:00 pm—4:00 pm (Reception immediately following)
VCU University Student Commons TheaterIn 1989 Dr. Velma Scantlebury-White became America’s first black female transplant surgeon. In her 16 years at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and subsequently at the University of Southern Alabama (USA), Scantlebury dedicated herself to increasing the number of kidney transplants for black patients. She took the lead in educating black Americans about donating organs and tissues for transplantation, and as of 2007, she had performed more than 800 cadaver and 200 living-donor transplant surgeries in children and adults. Scantlebury had coauthored more than 100 research publications, monographs, and book chapters and was twice named one of the America’s Best Doctors.Event sponsors include: The Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences; Office of the Vice President for Research, The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, The Women’s Network at VCU, and The Black Education Association (BEA).

Diversity Healthcare Lectures: HumanCare
February 2 – April 13, 2016 (see flyer for details)
VCU Health Campus

The  Diversity Healthcare Lectures will continue this spring as a 5-part co-curricular course entitled “HumanCare.” The lectures will explore topics of diversity, leadership and inclusion specific to healthcare providers. Lecturer in residence, Yewande Austin, is offering an introductory level course for first time participants and an intermediate level course for returning diversity leadership participants. Participants who complete all 5 sessions will be awarded a special Commendation of Achievement recognizing their professional development.

If you have any questions or wish to find out more information email demaioribusn@vcu.edu.

Diversity Healthcare Lectures: HumanCare
October 27, 2015 – November 18, 2015 (see flyer for details)
VCU Health Campus
The Diversity Healthcare Lectures returns this fall as a 4-part co-curricular course entitled “HumanCare.” Lecturer in residence, Yewande Austin, is offering an introductory level course for first time participants and an intermediate level course for returning diversity leadership participants. Participants who complete all 4 sessions will be awarded a special Commendation of Achievement recognizing their professional development.

New students will learn how microaggressions, socio-economic issues, gender identity, and religious beliefs might affect patients’ health and needs. Students who completed the spring 2015 series will learn how to put those lessons into action to become more diverse and inclusive leaders.

The deadline for registration is Monday October 26th. Students can register for the course at http://goo.gl/forms/BKtMWZzIKm. If you have any questions or wish to find out more information email demaioribusn@vcu.edu.

Summer Programs Workshop
Monday, October 19, 2015 – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Commons – Virginia Rooms C&D
Come out and join us for an opportunity to learn about all of our summer programs created to give our students a competitive edge!

 

Mini Medical Day
Saturday, October 17, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Larrick Student Center
Graduate and MCV Campus students bring your children ages 3 to 10 to a fun- filled event! Children will have the opportunity to engage in conversations with physicians. Help your child get more comfortable with doctors to reduce their anxiety.Each child will receive a book and participate in these enjoyable activities:Story time, caricatures, balloons, face painting, blood pressure check, basketball activity (age 8 – 10 only)  Rodney the Ram and a special character guest will be there too!  Upon exiting event, children will receive a backpack, a snack and giveaways (Quantities are limited).
Please Note: Parents must remain with their children at all times.  Guest parking will be available in the Eighth Street Parking Deck.  For more information, email yjackson@vcu.edu or jdharrington@vcu.edu.

 

HRC Speaker Series: Cornel West – “Invoking Our Collective Memory”
Thursday, September 3, 2015 – 6:00 p.m.
Siegel Center
One of America’s most prominent public intellectuals and a tireless champion of racial justice, Cornel West will launch the Humanities Research Center Speaker Series with a keynote address at VCU. Dr. West has written nineteen books, including Race MattersDemocracy Matters, and his new memoir, Brother West:  Living and Loving Out Loud.  He appears frequently on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN and C-Span as well as on Tavis Smiley’s PBS TV and NPR radio shows. Dr. West’s passionate commitment to reaching a wide variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., bearing witness as a public intellectual to loving justice, makes him an ideal choice for the launch of this series. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Division for Inclusive Excellence, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

 

 USC&A Student Organization and Volunteer Opportunities (SOVO) Fair
Friday, August 21, 2015 – 3:00- 6:00 p.m.
Siegel Center
The Student Organization and Volunteer Opportunities (SOVO) Fair is an exciting event that serves as a kick off to promote student engagement in campus life and the Richmond community. Student organizations have tables to showcase their groups and recruit new members and Pipeline will be there too! Meet us there to pick up your welcome week bags along with a few goodies!

 

 MCV Campus Orientation Fair

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Larrick Student Center
The orientation fair is a special event for first-year students. Meet Pipeline representatives there for welcome week bags and learn more about our programs and resources that are available to graduate and professional students. Free lunch for the first 400 students!

2nd Annual Pipeline Networking Event
Wednesday, August 19, 2015- 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Larrick Student Center, Court End Ballroom
It’s that time again! Summer is over and we are sure that the assignments are rushing in! Before your calendar is full, make sure you put the 2nd Annual Pipeline Networking Event on it. Don’t miss an opportunity to strengthen your network, ask questions, enjoy some food or win door prizes!  We hope to see you there.

 

Guante
MCV Campus – Monday, August 17, 2015 – 12:00-1:00pm
Molecular Medical Research Building Room 1009-1011
Monroe Park Campus – Monday, August 17, 2015 – 5:00-8:00 PM
Commons Theater
GUANTE is a hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist, educator and writer. He has performed everywhere from the United Nations to the SoundSet Hip-Hop Festival. His next stop is VCU for Welcome Week! Join the Division for Health Sciences Diversity, OMSA, University Counseling Services and The Wellness Resource Center on Monday, August 17, 2015 to watch Guante’s performance.

 

Icebreakers and Thought Provokers: How to Stimulate Interprofessional Small Group Interaction
Thursday, August 13, 2015 – 12:00 pm
1217 East Marshall Street  Kontos Medical Sciences Building (KMSB) rooms 104-15

Presented by Alan Dow, MD, VCU Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care (which houses IHPA). Lunch will be available to registered participants.
Register at: https://redcap.vcu.edu/rc/surveys/?s=7KTC99EC4C

 

 

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