VCU Wright Center hosting series of town halls for VSU undergrads
The Wright Center is co-hosting a series of virtual town halls with Virginia State University this summer, bringing Virginia Commonwealth University physician-scientists to undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in medicine and research.
Robert Winn, M.D., director of VCU Massey Cancer Center and a Wright Center faculty member, kicked things off on Friday, speaking to a group of 15 students and recent graduates from the historically Black college outside Petersburg, Va.
The series will continue with another Wright Center faculty member, Vanessa Sheppard, Ph.D., chair and professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy, and Lydia Johnson, M.D., chair and associate professor in the Department of Dermatology, beings guests of honor at town halls in July and August.
Nana-Sinkam, Wright Center Director F. Gerard Moeller, M.D., and eight other faculty will also provide eight weeks of virtual mentoring sessions to ten VSU pre-medicine and science students as part of the summer program.
The informal conversations and mentoring will directly connect the physician-scientists of the future with local leaders in the field.