VCU Calendar Events

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Policy Forum: The Future of Transgender and Non Binary People

Cabell Library

This forum will focus on how public policies affect transgender and non binary people, covering a range of current day policy issues such as immigration, military readiness, criminal justice, and more. Our society is rapidly changing in ways that weren’t possible a decade ago. Gender identity is one of the issue areas that is quickly growing and changing, and this means that there are policy issues our society must, but has not yet, fully considered. This panel will serve as a contribution to that discussion with the goal of generating solutions to the challenges faced by people who are gender minorities.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury

Tompkins-McCaw Library

VCU Libraries celebrates the 3-millionth addition to its library collections in 2018 with a series of events called Milestones. The events highlight the 2,999,999th volume (an oral history collection featuring second-wave feminists in central Virginia), the 3,000,000th volume (a seminal new book about treatment of traumatic brain injury, co-authored by David X. Cifu, M.D., chair of VCU's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) and the 3,000,001st volume (an artists' book by VCU alumna Colette Fu).

The 3-millionth volume is Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury by Blessen C. Eapen, M.D., and David X. Cifu, M.D., a seminal work based on years of research and leading-edge practice in the treatment of traumatic brain injury, including current translation research conducted at VCU. This book is an important addition to Tompkins-McCaw Library's Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) collection, one of VCU Libraries' Collections of Distinction. Cifu will give remarks on the signficiance of the book, and the remarks are followed by a celebration.

This event, like every event in the Milestones series, is free and open to all, but please register. For special accommodations, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593 at least two days prior to the event.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Health Disparities Roundtable

Larrick Student Center

The Center on Health Disparities invites you to lunch and learn about health insurance and safety nets through the process and outcomes of affordable health care services administered by the Virginia Coordinated Care Program. Lunch will be provided. RSVPs appreciated at

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Medical Education Symposium: Celebrating Scholarship and Innovation

McGlothlin Medical Education Center

All members of the VCU community including fellows, housestaff & Inova and VAMC faculty are invited.  RSVP at:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify educational innovations and scholarship occurring at VCU School of Medicine.
  • Enhance knowledge and understanding of new approaches in medical education.
  • Network with faculty, trainees, and students interested in promoting educational excellence.

Directions to workshop location: Visit the MCV Campus map available at

For additional School of Medicine professional development resources, visit the iTeach Faculty Development website at

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Film Screening: Waiting to Inhale

Hunton Student Center

Waiting to Inhale examines the heated debate over marijuana and its use as medicine in the United States. At the time, twelve states have passed legislation to protect patients who used medical marijuana. Yet opponents claimed the medical argument was just a smokescreen for a different agenda– to legalize marijuana for recreation and profit. The documentary takes viewers inside the lives of patients who have been forever changed by illness—and parents who lost their children to addiction. The film sheds new light on how this controversy developed, serving as a historical watershed for the debate over the medical use of drugs that are otherwise considered dangerous and lacking medical benefits.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

14th Annual Women's Health Research Day

Kontos Medical Sciences Building

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to present your research and projects at the 14th Annual VCU Women’s Health Research Day on April 12, 2018.

Authors with original research are invited to submit poster abstracts in any research area that focuses on women’s health or sex/gender differences

Online abstract submission guidelines are available on our website.

Abstract Submission Deadline is January 26, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

26th Annual WISDM Leadership Conference: Models of Leadership - - Where Do You Fit?

Larrick Student Center

VCU community is invited including faculty, students, housestaff, post-docs, administrators, community practitioners and leaders to attend this half-day conference on the MCV Campus.  To register for the conference go to:

* Remembering our history and honoring outstanding women leaders.

* Spotlight session from our own VCU School of Business Jean Gasen, Ph.D., PCC, Director for Leadership and Executive Coaching.

* Empowering lessons from leading women: Tools and tips for professional growth and leadership.

* Network with colleagues.

* All faculty, students, housestaff, postdocs, administrators, community practitioners and leaders are invited to attend this half-day conference on the MCV Campus.

* Join colleagues to gain skills and insights, renew energy, and invest in your professional career!


More details with registration available early February 2018. For information about the WISDM Leadership Conference, visit or contact Kimberly Sanford, M.D., WISDM Faculty Organization President, or Debbie Stewart, Conference Coordinator, SOM Office of Faculty Affairs,, 828-6591.

Sponsored by: VCU School of Medicine, VCU School of Dentistry VCU Health System, McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center