VCU Calendar Events

Monday, July 30, 2018

Pathology Grand Rounds, Ruth A. Keri, Ph.D., 'Mechanism-based Therapeutic Discovery in Breast Cancer'

Sanger Hall

"Mechanism-based Therapeutic Discovery in Breast Cancer"

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Attendees will be able to discriminate between subtypes of breast cancer and the importance of these subtypes in treating disease.
  2. Attendees will be able to explain the limitations of mTOR inhibition for cancer therapy and approaches used to overcome those limitations.
  3. Attendees will be able to describe the mechanisms of action of the epigenetic BET inhibitors in triple negative breast cancer.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Swim Across America - - Richmond

Off Campus

Formerly known as the "To the Bridge & Back" race in the SwimRVA Open Water Race Series, we are excited to partner with Swim Across America to offer this benefit swim as a way to "Make Waves to Fight Cancer" in 2018!

This event is not a competition, but an enjoyable fundraising event for everyone! You can sign up as a swimmer, kayaker, or event volunteer. As a swimmer, you will be expected to raise a minimum amount of money based on your age and the event in which you choose to participate. There are no minimum fundraising amounts for kayakers, paddle boarders or event volunteers, however, we do encourage you to do so if at all possible.

The swim will take place on the Upper James River at the American Legion Post 3554 at 4800 Welby Turn in Midlothian.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

20th Anniversary Celebration for the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program

Smith Building

Good morning:

You are cordially invited to attend Virginia Commonwealth University's 20th Anniversary Celebration for the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program. It’s been 20 years in the making, so make sure to save the date to join your fellow alumni and faculty on campus to celebrate.

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

First Floor Robert Blackwell Smith Building

Saturday, October 6, 2018 

  • 1:00 – 4:00 pm: Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Update CE Program
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Student-led tours of the School of Pharmacy & Student and faculty presented research posters
  • 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Reception and unveiling

Make sure to join us at the reception for a big reveal for the School of Pharmacy Geriatric Program!

 Please feel free to let us know you plan to join us for the celebration. RSVP here: 

Join us for a packed day, including the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Update Continuing Education Presentation (payment optional to receive continuing education credit), student-led tours of the Smith Building filled with student presented research posters, and a reception with beer, wine, and light hors d’oeuvres. We’ll be doing a big reveal during the reception, so make sure to join us for a first-hand look at the big surprise. We will also recognize program founders Jeffrey Delafuente and Victor Yanchick for their vision and leadership.

Feel free to join us for the entire day or just one event. This celebration is free to attend, with payment optional if continuing education credit is desired (further details to follow). In the meantime, make sure to book your hotel, as rooms book quickly during that time of year. We recommend the following two hotels: Courtyard Richmond Downtown at (804) 754-0007 or Hilton Richmond Downtown at (804) 344-4300. Please reach out to Stephanie Monn, School of Pharmacy special events coordinator, with any travel or accommodation questions at (804) 827-2524 or

Come share your ideas, innovations, and findings while networking with other leaders in geriatric pharmacy. Make it an anniversary that is one to remember.

Warm regards,

Stephanie Monn