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Faculty and Staff Features for May 2017

Faculty and Staff Features for May 2017

Jeffrey Ferguson, M.D., recently received the 2017 Old Dominion Emergency Medical Services Alliance’s Outstanding EMS Physician of the Year award.

Family struck by cancer celebrates milestone by giving back

Family struck by cancer celebrates milestone by giving back

Gov. Terry McAuliffe delivered the keynote address to graduates and their families at Thursday’s celebration honoring graduating high school students who have received care at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic and the VCU Massey Cancer Center.

Why everyone should hug at work

Why everyone should hug at work

Mitchell Stores began in 1958 with three suits and a dream. Today, the Northeast-based clothier has eight locations across four brands and carries designers such as Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and Ermenegildo Zegna.

‘Anything can be replaced besides people’

‘Anything can be replaced besides people’

The circumstances varied — fuel burns, vapor explosions, trash fires. But the sentiments stayed the same: gratitude and gratefulness for being alive and able to share stories of recovery.

Sextuplets successfully delivered at VCU Medical Center

Sextuplets successfully delivered at VCU Medical Center

On May 11 at 8:26 a.m. a 40-person team at VCU Medical Center successfully delivered sextuplets. Ajibola Taiwo, a native of Western Nigeria, was 30 weeks and two days pregnant when she gave birth to three boys and three girls by cesarean section.

VCU’s commitment to LGBTQ+ students recognized

VCU’s commitment to LGBTQ+ students recognized

Virginia Commonwealth University was honored recently with the 2017 Catalyst Award by Side by Side, an organization dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong and flourish.

Expert on leaking: We likely won’t know the full story about the Trump campaign and Russia for a ...

Expert on leaking: We likely won’t know the full story about the Trump campaign and Russia for a long time

With each passing day, the news media is reporting new revelations about the Trump administration brought about by whistleblowers and leakers in the White House, the intelligence community and across the federal government. Jason Ross Arnold, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences, is the author of a forthcoming book on the phenomenon of whistleblowing and leaking, with the working title of “Secret-Spillers: Whistleblowers, Leakers, and Their Networks, from Snowden to Samizdat.”

This VCU graduate is finding ways to improve access to dental care

This VCU graduate is finding ways to improve access to dental care

Affordable and convenient access to adequate dental care is a major public health obstacle in the United States. The U.S. greatly lags behind other industrialized nations with more than 45 million adults and children living in areas with poor access to dental care, according to a 2014 report by The Commonwealth Fund.

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