VCU Health Sciences Events

Monday, October 1, 2018

Pathology Grand Rounds, Stefani Thomas, PhD, Clinical Chemistry Fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Pathology

Sanger Hall

"Medicine on target: Mass spectrometry-based assays for cancer biomarker discovery and treatment"

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

  1. Explain the fundamental principles of targeted mass spectrometry.
  2. Understand the role of targeted proteomics in cancer biomarker development.
  3. Appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of mass spectrometry as a diagnostic tool in the clinical laboratory.

Friday, October 5, 2018

CMG Program Meeting

Massey Cancer Center

Monthly program meeting for Cancer Molecular Genetics, led by Dr. Corey and Dr. Windle

Friday, October 5, 2018

Ellen Korcovelos presents Fulbright: To Canada and Back (Berglund)

Honors College

Driven by a lifelong interest in aging and memory loss, VCU alumna Ellen Korcovelos conducted eight months of independent research at University of Toronto under the 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholars Program. There, she explored the lexical differences between individuals with Alzheimer's disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and stroke, as well as those without, in order to develop software algorithms to classify degenerative speech. Ellen also used her time abroad to try out the "underground" world of MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu--because the dojo was, literally, underground. In this talk, Ellen will discuss her work-life balance, which she believes was pivotal in her study abroad endeavors,. She will also give an overview of the Fulbright experience and her return. This Berglund seminar will take place in multipurpose room 1303 of the Honors College and is worth two (2) Engagement points.

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

Friday, October 12, 2018

Community Health Advocate Training (C.H.A.T Program)

Molecular Medicine Research Building

Health professionals and community health advocates are welcomed to learn updated research on: Diversity in Clinical Trials, Social Determinants of Health, Women with Metabolic Syndrome, Valvular Heart Disease, Access to Healthcare and Advocacy Trends


Friday, October 12, 2018

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Training

Molecular Medicine Research Building

As part of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) Access to Care Initiative, we would like to invite you to join us for the ABC Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Networking and Informational Program.

This free program joins together physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other health care stakeholders for an interactive 2-hours that will help providers better understand the current MTM landscape, help determine how you can get involved to help your underserved minority patients, and provide the opportunity to interact and strengthen relationships with other committed providers in their area. The events will take place during late afternoon, light fare and refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Career Development Day Conference

University Student Commons

VCU Human Resources and the VCU Staff Senate are excited to sponsor Best Together: Transforming Our Careers, a career development event that offers participants the opportunity to explore a variety of educational topics while networking with peers. The topics will be related to various learning competencies, such as service excellence, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, integrity, fostering collaborative environment, leading your career, self, and others. 
The day will consist of a 2-in-1 format, offering a morning series (8 am - 12 pm) and an afternoon series (1 pm - 5 pm), allowing participants to select which series to attend.  The sessions will be identical for both series and include a keynote speaker, Career Development Expo, and breakout sessions. Lunch will be provided. For additional information contact Beverly Walker:

Sunday, December 2, 2018

ASHP Conference School of Pharmacy Virginia Reception

McCormick and Schmick's, 321 W Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802

Join the VCU School of Pharmacy at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear 2018 Conference in Anaheim, California. Join your fellow pharmacists, residents and students for the Virginia Reception  Come mingle with fellow VCU alumni and friends with drinks, hors d'oeuvres at McCormick & Schmick's Grille. This event is free to attend.