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JAMA study: 35% of excess deaths during pandemic’s early months tied to causes other than COVID-19

The data suggests COVID-19 death counts reported to the public underestimate the true death toll of the pandemic in the U.S.

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In memoriam: Bill Royall, former vice rector of the VCU Board of Visitors and longtime benefactor

Royall was an integral part of VCU for half a century, serving as a mentor to students, donating millions of dollars, and helping advance scientific research.

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Employment continues to rebound, new survey shows

The net increase is being driven primarily by individuals working for a new employer, as opposed to returning to former employers.

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Marithe Baclagon, a CAD/CAM laboratory technician with the digital dentistry lab in VCU's School of Dentistry, drafts and mills a prosthetic. [View Image]

Improving care through digital dentistry

A VCU lab’s 3D designs for custom crowns and veneers reduces costs for patients and provides hands-on learning for students.

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Empowering underrepresented students in the biomedical sciences

A decade of funding from a trio of federal grants has made VCU a leader in finding talent the science and engineering professions have been missing.

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    JAMA study: 35% of excess deaths during pandemic’s early months tied to causes other than COVID-19
    The data suggests COVID-19 death counts reported to the public underestimate the true death toll of the pandemic in the U.S.
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    New Psychiatry chair is driven by a passion for improving child and adolescent mental health
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    John Englehardt wins the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for ‘Bloomland’
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Early marriage may lead to unsafe drinking behavior by those with higher genetic risk of alcohol use [View Image] Research

Early marriage may lead to unsafe drinking behavior by those with higher genetic risk of alcohol use

Though previous research has found that marriage protects against risky alcohol use, that protection is not uniform.

JAMA study: 35% of excess deaths during pandemic’s early months tied to causes other than COVID-19 [View Image] Health

JAMA study: 35% of excess deaths during pandemic’s early months tied to causes other than COVID-19

The data suggests COVID-19 death counts reported to the public underestimate the true death toll of the pandemic in the U.S.

Virtual advertising ‘summer camp’ offers hands-on experiences and professional connections [View Image] Students

Virtual advertising ‘summer camp’ offers hands-on experiences and professional connections

With summer internship opportunities a casualty of the coronavirus economic downturn, VCU advertising students created their own program for a global group of peers.

New Psychiatry chair is driven by a passion for improving child and adolescent mental health [View Image] Faculty and staff

New Psychiatry chair is driven by a passion for improving child and adolescent mental health

Robert Findling wants to debunk stigma and enhance access to treatment for young people. “I refuse to believe that any child should be written off.”

Nursing student fulfills his parents’ dream by graduating from college [View Image] Alumni

Nursing student fulfills his parents’ dream by graduating from college

When Christian Santos’ family immigrated to the U.S., it meant starting over so Santos could pursue an education. “They knew the sacrifice was worth it.”

John Englehardt wins the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for ‘Bloomland’ [View Image] Community

John Englehardt wins the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for ‘Bloomland’

The author's debut novel tells the aftermath story of a shooting at a fictional southern university.

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