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Research report: The numbers behind the innovation

Research report: The numbers behind the innovation

The impact of Virginia Commonwealth University researchers is wide-ranging — they have patented a canine vaccine for Lyme disease, led a nationwide effort to study concussions and aided the resurgence of sturgeon in the James River.

Passionate pursuit: Alumna builds breast-imaging program in Tidewater

Passionate pursuit: Alumna builds breast-imaging program in Tidewater

With most of the breast cancer diagnoses she delivers, Melinda “Lindy” Dunn, M.D., can put a positive spin on the news. That’s because, with the help of dedicated radiologists and modern technology, 70 percent of the Women’s Imaging Pavilion’s cancer diagnoses are stage 0 or 1, far better than the national average of 62.6 percent.

New peanut allergy prevention guidelines: What do they mean for your child?

New peanut allergy prevention guidelines: What do they mean for your child?

On Jan. 5, an expert panel sponsored by the National Institutes of Health published new clinical guidelines for pediatric peanut allergy prevention. Santhosh Kumar, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, answered questions about the new guidelines and what they mean for children and their parents.

Research grant produces new music

Research grant produces new music

New opportunities arise in different ways. For Virginia Commonwealth University professor Rex Richardson, a $50,000 grant from the VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund gave him the opportunity to perform this semester with one of the world’s most prominent brass players, New York Philharmonic principal trombonist Joseph Alessi.

VCU’s weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. (Jan. 16-22) provides opportunities to refle...

VCU’s weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. (Jan. 16-22) provides opportunities to reflect on his life and pursue service to others

Christina Hairston, a senior communication arts major at Virginia Commonwealth University, has attended VCU’s MLK Week in January each of the past three years. The schedule of events and activities honoring Martin Luther King Jr. has grown larger and more compelling each time. Last year, Hairston decided she needed to be more than a participant — she wanted to help plan it.

A culture of safety

A culture of safety

A Guide to Implementing Safety Culture in Our Universities. The effort to build this publication began following tragic laboratory accidents at several universities around the country.

To stay safe, disconnect from distraction while driving

To stay safe, disconnect from distraction while driving

Whether it’s a cell phone in your palm, food at your lips or an in-vehicle navigation system blaring instructions, it is not uncommon for drivers today to split their attention and fail to fully focus on the driving at hand.

Wilder student receives top Zambia prize for civil service

Wilder student receives top Zambia prize for civil service

Sombo Chunda, a first-year master's student in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University and champion for prudent financial management and private sector accountability, has been awarded Zambia's highest prize for civil service, the Young Public Service Award.

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

When Virginia Commonwealth University opened the 62,000-square-foot Basketball Development Center in October 2015, it was a game-changer for the men’s and women’s basketball teams in every way, providing a state-of-the-art space for everything from morning practices and weightlifting sessions to afternoon naps and team meals.

VCU School of Medicine selected to participate in Health Equity Systems Cohort

VCU School of Medicine selected to participate in Health Equity Systems Cohort

The Association of American Medical Colleges last week selected Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine as one of eight institutions to participate in the newly established Health Equity Systems Cohort. The goal of the cohort is to convene teams from medical schools across the country, along with their community partners, to work toward achieving health equity, which refers to attainment of the highest level of health for all people.

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