The VCU School of Pharmacy Scholarship Golf Classic celebrates its 20th year with a new name, the Yanchick Invitational, in honor of Dean Victor Yanchick and his 18 years of service to the school. Alumni, students, faculty and friends are invited to meet new friends, renew acquaintances and support the school Sept. 4 at the Brickshire Golf Club, 5520 Virginia Park Drive in Providence Forge. Read more.
The VCU School of Pharmacy Pharm.D. Class of 2017 hits campus Aug. 14 for a three-day orientation. Classes begin Aug. 19, and the annual White Coat Ceremony takes place at 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The ceremony will be preceded by an open house in the Smith Building — including demonstrations, exhibits and tours — for incoming students and their families and friends. Read more.
VCU School of Pharmacy’s Tau chapter of Kappa Epsilon hosted the fraternity’s 49th Convention in mid-July at the Richmond Marriott downtown. After the Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Dinner on July 18, Dean Victor Yanchick delivered an address on the development of leadership qualities as the pharmacy profession evolves. Read more.
A $1.5 million grant will allow the VCU School of Nursing to expand an interdisciplinary, community-based pilot program that helps underserved older adults better manage their chronic health conditions and coordinate their care. Read more.
Virginia Commonwealth University has been awarded a $62 million federal grant to oversee a national research consortium of universities, hospitals and clinics that will study what happens to service members and veterans who suffer mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions, the White House announced. Read more.