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At WHO in Geneva, VCU post-doc fellow works on tobacco regulatory policy

At WHO in Geneva, VCU post-doc fellow works on tobacco regulatory policy

A postdoctoral researcher at Virginia Commonwealth University just wrapped up a prestigious three-month internship with the World Health Organization in Geneva, working on regulatory policies related to tobacco. Carolina Ramôa, Ph.D., interned with the WHO’s Department of Noncommunicable Diseases within the Tobacco Free Initiative, which was launched in 1998 to reduce the global burden of disease and death caused by tobacco, thereby protecting present and future generations from the health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.

Physical therapy program offers help for infants with delayed skills

Physical therapy program offers help for infants with delayed skills

Soon after he was born, Miles Mrozinski’s parents knew he would be developmentally delayed. He was diagnosed with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy, a brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain during birth. It is the leading cause of death or severe impairment in infants and can be permanent.

How a VCU-based collaboration is reshaping our view of early Jamestown

How a VCU-based collaboration is reshaping our view of early Jamestown

The term “oral history” conjures images of man’s first attempts to learn from the past. Now an interdisciplinary team of researchers working in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is giving those words new meaning.

VCU paves new path for clinical trial recruitment through launch of StudyFinder

VCU paves new path for clinical trial recruitment through launch of StudyFinder

Clinical trial recruitment remains one of the biggest obstacles faced by researchers today. The inability of researchers to recruit enough viable participants results in failed clinical trials that do not produce measurable results, thus Virginia Commonwealth University was inspired to create a simpler, more user-friendly platform for potential research participants to find and enroll in clinical trials.

University fund champions innovative faculty research projects

University fund champions innovative faculty research projects

Pamela Lawton wants to replicate an almost extinct style of learning that once happened naturally when multiple generations of families lived together. A research award through the VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund will help her determine if it is possible.

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