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VCU Health celebrates Heart Month with free events, education and research

VCU Health celebrates Heart Month with free events, education and research

As the breezeway between Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and the McGlothlin Medical Education Center buzzed with doctors, residents, nurses and other health care professionals on Friday, Marsha Rappley, M.D., CEO of VCU Health and vice president of health sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, reflected for a moment on why heart health is close to her heart – pun intended.

Nursing student selected as Jonas Scholar

Nursing student selected as Jonas Scholar

Christina Wilson, a Ph.D. student in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, was selected for the highly competitive Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars Program of the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. She is one of 425 doctoral students nationwide chosen for the 2016-18 cohort.

VCU psychologist gives advice on how news media can better handle the reporting of mass shootings

VCU psychologist gives advice on how news media can better handle the reporting of mass shootings

Paul Perrin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, writes in the latest issue of American Psychologist that research suggests that the news media plays a key role in the “contagion” of mass shootings. Perrin recently discussed his article and possible steps the media should consider to more responsibly cover the tragedies.

Brandcenter alumni dominate Super Bowl 50

Brandcenter alumni dominate Super Bowl 50

Last night, Johnny Roelofs, a 2013 graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter, felt like a proud papa when the Audi commercial he helped conceive aired during the Super Bowl. “The excitement around knowing that almost every person I know will [have seen] the baby that I started working on eight months ago is unmatched,” said Roelofs, a senior strategist at Venables Bell & Partners.

Faculty Features for February 2016

Faculty Features for February 2016

Elissa C. Armstrong has been named president-elect of the board of directors of the National Council of Arts Administrators. She will serve a two-year term.

VCU becomes first Virginia university to offer Ph.D. in oral health research

VCU becomes first Virginia university to offer Ph.D. in oral health research

A new Ph.D. program at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry will provide training for students who wish to pursue research in oral health or the biomedical sciences. The Doctor of Philosophy program in oral health research, which is focused on cancer, infection and stem cell engineering, will welcome its inaugural class in the fall semester. VCU is the first university in the state to offer a Ph.D. program focused on oral health research.

VCU experts offer advice on a healthy Super Bowl 50 experience

VCU experts offer advice on a healthy Super Bowl 50 experience

This weekend’s Super Bowl game pits the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos. However, for those with health issues that warrant dietary restrictions, there may be yet another ensuing battle – what to eat and what not to eat at a Super Bowl 50 watch party. Faced with a game-day spread that likely will include popular but unhealthy snacks and beverages, smart snacking and portion control can be used to referee your choices, Virginia Commonwealth University Health experts say.

First all-black comic book added to VCU Libraries’ Comic Arts Collection

First all-black comic book added to VCU Libraries’ Comic Arts Collection

VCU Libraries has acquired an extremely rare copy of All-Negro Comics No. 1, the first comic book written and drawn solely by African-American writers and artists. “It’s one of the holy grails of comics,” said Cindy Jackson, library specialist for comic arts, who oversees VCU Libraries’ Comic Arts Collection, which has roughly 175,000 items, including more than 125,000 comic books.

Public shows strong support for public safety agencies throughout Virginia

Public shows strong support for public safety agencies throughout Virginia

A new Virginia Commonwealth University poll shows strong support for law enforcement across Virginia amid heightened public scrutiny of policing nationwide In the recent 2016 Commonwealth Poll: Public Safety — conducted by the Center for Public Policy at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University — more than seven out of 10 (78 percent) respondents felt that people in their local community receive fair treatment from law enforcement.

Iowa caucuses 2016: What do they mean?

Iowa caucuses 2016: What do they mean?

On Monday, the 2016 presidential campaign marked an important and perhaps telling milestone with the Iowa caucuses, the first of the statewide electoral events used to determine the party nominees for the U.S. presidency. Sen. Ted Cruz was the surprise winner in the Republican caucus, defeating national front-runner Donald Trump, while Sen. Hillary Clinton was projected to be a narrow winner over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race.

VCU School of the Arts announces spring exhibition schedule

VCU School of the Arts announces spring exhibition schedule

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts will hold its annual undergraduate and graduate exhibitions from Thursday, March 24, through Sunday, May 15. “The end-of-year exhibitions represent the zenith of our students’ formal artistic education,” said Joseph H. Seipel, dean of the VCU School of the Arts. “The exhibitions allow them to express their point of view and showcase who they are as artists.”

VCU Health infectious disease expert answers questions about the Zika virus

VCU Health infectious disease expert answers questions about the Zika virus

Article updated on Feb. 4 With the head of the World Health Organization saying that Zika virus “is now spreading explosively” in the Americas, people around the world are turning to infectious disease experts at institutions such as Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center to learn more about the mosquito-borne illness.

VCU hosts Twitter chat with heart disease expert on Tuesday

VCU hosts Twitter chat with heart disease expert on Tuesday

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, with more than 600,000 Americans dying of the disease each year. In recognition of American Heart Month in February, Virginia Commonwealth University will host a Twitter chat about the disease on Feb. 2 with Jordana Kron, M.D., a physician from the VCU Health Pauley Heart Center.

VCU to conduct test of emergency communications

VCU to conduct test of emergency communications

Virginia Commonwealth University will conduct a full test of its emergency communication systems, including 10 sirens throughout the Monroe Park and MCV campuses, at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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