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Merging art and science

By partnering with the VCU School of the Arts, Daniel McGarvey, Ph.D., hopes to teach VCU graduate students how to present research data in a more engaging way.
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Improving the lives of veterans

Collaboration with researchers across VCU’s campus allowed alum Thomas Shaak, Ph.D., to gain expertise in wound healing that benefits military veterans.
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Gaining the confidence to lead

While pursuing a master’s degree in environmental studies, VCU alumna Jennifer Ciminelli gained the practical skills and self-confidence to become a leader in her field.
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