Based at VCU Medical Center, the Virginia Poison Center’s certified poison specialists are available to provide expert advice, assistance and supportive care to worried callers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Last year, they received nearly 30,000 calls.
Four students in VCU’s Master of Social Work program played an instrumental role in helping win passage of a new law that requires new rules to govern the use of restraint and seclusion of students in Virginia’s public schools.
Young adults who were raised in educated households develop higher cognitive ability than those who were brought up in less ideal environments, according to a new study conducted by researchers at VCU, the University of Virginia and Lund University in Sweden.
School of Medicine researchers have discovered a biological clue that could help explain why some drinkers develop a dependence on alcohol and others do not.
Puru Jena, Ph.D., a distinguished professor of physics at VCU, was named one of three Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2015.
The MCV Campus Student Government Association partnered with the Seventh District’s Healthy U and Camp Diva’s Date with Dad Weekend to host its eighth annual community health fair on March 21 at Armstrong High School, providing free health screenings, wellness education and follow-up resources to approximately 500 children and adults from the Richmond community.
Fourth-year VCU School of Medicine students found out where they would spend the next three to five years as residents during Match Day on March 20. Held nationally on the third Friday in March, the event is the culmination of students’ medical school experience and sets the stage for the rest of their professional careers.
- VCU Medical Center prepares for its role as medical provider for UCI Road World Championships (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- With new heart and hope for the future, Fredericskburg man feels blessed (The Free Lance-Star)
- An interview with the founders of The Sanctuary, Open Minds, and the John P. Dooley Fund (WRIR)
- 'Hack' finds way to use technology to help caregivers (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Community literacy center helps city's at-risk youth (The Progress-Index)
- The reason for the season: A message from the Massey Challenge chair (RVA News)
Events and announcements
Professor Juliane Hammer, from the Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will deliver a lecture on issues of marriage, gender and sexuality in American Muslim communities, 3:30 p.m. in Grace E. Harris Hall, Room 101.
VCU hosts the 15th annual College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational from March 25 to 28, in the University Student Commons. The community is invited to cheer on Good Clear Sound, VCU’s slam poetry team, as they compete against more than 65 collegiate teams from around the country and Canada. The poetry slam finals will take place at Altria Theater on Saturday, March 28, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.
I Am That Girl presents an evening of spoken word and empowerment with guest speaker Azure Antoinette in honor of Women’s History Month in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms C-D, 7 p.m. For more information, contact Halle Nurse at email@example.com.
VCU Libraries holds a “Makerspace Open Forum” in Cabell Library, Room 250, 6–7 p.m. As part of the new Innovative Media Studio, VCU Libraries is developing a makerspace filled with hands-on technologies ranging from 3-D printers to scanners, laser cutters to crafts, and Arduinos and robotics. Participants will learn about the plans so far, and more importantly, help VCU Libraries shape the makerspace.