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Beautiful South Africa from summits to sea

Beautiful South Africa from summits to sea

One of the most basic principles of biology is that all life is interconnected. A few lucky Virginia Commonwealth University globe trekkers experienced this firsthand this winter as they hiked, paddled and swam through the wilds and cities of South Africa.

VCU Health Dogs on Call program receives grant from Petco Foundation

VCU Health Dogs on Call program receives grant from Petco Foundation

The Petco Foundation recently awarded a $20,000 grant to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine’s Center for Human-Animal Interaction. The grant will enable the expansion of Dogs on Call, a VCU Health program that brings community volunteers and their certified therapy dogs to visit hospitalized patients, visitors, students and staff at VCU Medical Center.

Social Work professor investigates psychiatric medication among incarcerated women

Social Work professor investigates psychiatric medication among incarcerated women

Incarcerated women experience mental illness at a disproportionate rate and heavily use psychiatric medication. A new study by Kia J. Bentley, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Social Work, examines this phenomenon, and digs deeper into the incarcerated women’s experiences with and beliefs about mental health and psychotropic drugs.

The scientific method

The scientific method

Retired Dean Jerry Strauss took a scientific approach to improving VCU School of Medicine

Faculty and Staff Features for February 2017

Faculty and Staff Features for February 2017

Michael Hindle, Ph.D., and P. Worth Longest Jr., Ph.D., have received a $2.4 million, four-year renewal of a National Institutes of Health grant originally awarded in 2011.

Breaking through barriers to HIV care

Breaking through barriers to HIV care

“Global is local and local is global.” April D. Kimmel, Ph.D., applies this simple, but impactful notion to her work daily as an applied decision scientist.

Inspired works lead to VMFA Fellowships for VCU students and faculty

Inspired works lead to VMFA Fellowships for VCU students and faculty

Zephyr Sheedy was at Lowe’s. Jessica Cruz was in Qatar. Jason Ly was in the bathroom. And Alexander Sausen was at a banquet in Indianapolis with 3,500 people dressed to the nines when he learned he was a recipient of the 2017 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Award.

Creative competition hones students’ presentation skills

Creative competition hones students’ presentation skills

You won’t get very far with even the greatest idea if you can’t present it well. That’s the thinking behind Creative Communication by Design, one of the original winners of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business’ EPIC Challenge.

GRTC honors VCU alumnus Nathan Burrell

GRTC honors VCU alumnus Nathan Burrell

Starting as an intern from Virginia Commonwealth University, Nathan Burrell has blazed a trail to oversee the 550-acre James River Park System, which draws 1.4 million visitors each year. The park, which includes areas on both sides of the river, and islands in between, offers mountain biking and hiking trails, rock climbing, fishing spots, river rapids, beach access and more.

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