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VCU Health Sciences Events

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

VCU Community Health Education Center: Infertility Information Session

Noon
VCU Medical Center Gateway Building

Please join us on Tuesday, August 1 at noon in the Community Health Education Center for a program on infertility. This first of two upcoming infertility information sessions will be presented by Nancy Durso, MD. She will speak on treatment options for infertility, such as ovulation medications, Intrauterine insemination (IUI), and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Space is limited and registration required. Light refreshments provided. For more information or to register, call (804) 828-2432 or email seamick@vcu.edu.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tompkins-McCaw Library Open House

11:00am
Tompkins-McCaw Library

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invites all new and returning students to the MCV Campus for a visit and a tour. Learn about VCU Libraries resources and services available both in our building and electronically. Stop by to meet the staff, see demos of library databases and equipment, tour the facility, and see our collaborative spaces.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tompkins-McCaw Library Open House

11:00am
Tompkins-McCaw Library

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invites all new and returning students to the MCV Campus for a visit and a tour. Learn about VCU Libraries resources and services available both in our building and electronically. Stop by to meet the staff, see demos of library databases and equipment, tour the facility, and see our collaborative spaces.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Film Screening: Oxyana

5:00pm
Larrick Student Center

Tucked in the Appalachian mountains of Southern West Virginia, Oceana, is a small, once thriving coal-mining town that has fallen victim to the fast spreading scourge of prescription painkiller Oxycontin. As the coal industry slowly declined and times got tough, a black market for the drug sprung up and along with it a rash of prostitution, theft, and murder. Soon its own residents had nicknamed the town Oxyana and it began to live up to its reputation as abuse, addiction and overdoses became commonplace. Oxyana is a harrowing front line account of a community in the grips of an epidemic, told through the voices of the addicts, the dealers and all those affected. It is a haunting glimpse into an American nightmare unfolding before our eyes, a cautionary tale told with raw and unflinching honesty.

A buffet-style dinner will be provided, first come first serve.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Film Screening: Sleepless In America

12:10am
Hunton Student Center

In an unprecedented partnership with the National Institutes of Health and the Public Good Projects, National Geographic Channel’s Sleepless in America exposes the crucial need for sleep and the shocking life-threatening consequences of its absence. Through its portrayal of the latest cutting-edge research and compelling stories, Sleepless in America illustrates what happens when we don’t get enough sleep or when our sleep is disturbed, reveals the emerging explanations for why we sleep, and illuminates an array of sleep disorders and explains what we can do to get a better night’s sleep.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Film Screening: Age of Champions

12:10pm
Hunton Student Center

Age of Champions is the award-winning PBS documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age. The Washington Post called the film "infectiously inspiring" and theater audiences across the country have fallen in love with its light-hearted take on growing older. It’s a powerful story to share with the whole family and get inspired to be healthier, happier, and more active.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Film Screening: The Way of All Flesh

12:10pm
Hunton Student Center

In 1951, a woman died in Baltimore, America. She was called Henrietta Lacks. These are cells from her body. They were taken from her just before she died. They have been growing and multiplying ever since. There are now billions of these cells in laboratories around the world. If massed together, they would weigh 400 times her original weight. These cells have transformed modern medicine, but they also became caught up in the politics of our age. They shape the policies of countries and of presidents. They even became involved in the cold war because scientists were convinced that in her cells lay the secret to how to conquer death.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion.

Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Film Screening: In Defense of Food

12:10pm
Hunton Student Center

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." With that seven-word maxim, US-based journalist Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) distils a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by today’s industrially driven Western diet. In Defense of Food debunks the daily media barrage of conflicting claims about nutrition. Traveling the globe and exploring the supermarket aisles to illustrate the principles of his best-selling “eater’s manifesto,” Pollan offers a clear answer to one of the most confounding and urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy?

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

Film Screening: Waiting to Inhale

12:10pm
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.