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Arthur L. Kellermann, M.D. [View Image]

VCU names Arthur L. Kellermann, M.D., senior vice president and CEO, VCU Health System

National leader in injury control, emergency medicine to assume duties in October.

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Massey researchers are studying how the COVID-19 crisis affects bone marrow transplant patients

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone; however, it has affected cancer patients, particularly bone marrow transplant patients, in a unique way.”

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Early face mask policies curbed COVID-19’s spread, according to 198-country analysis

VCU researchers’ study of COVID-19 death rates and other variables is being shared worldwide and is guiding other studies, including an analysis from Goldman Sachs on face masks and GDP.

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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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Study: Opioid treatment for pregnant women has increased but racial inequities exist

A review of Virginia’s Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services program finds black pregnant women are less than half as likely to receive treatment when diagnosed with substance use disorder.

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Arthur L. Kellermann, M.D. [View Image]

VCU names Arthur L. Kellermann, M.D., senior vice president and CEO, VCU Health System

National leader in injury control, emergency medicine to assume duties in October.

A person's with an IV line attached. [View Image]

Massey researchers are studying how the COVID-19 crisis affects bone marrow transplant patients

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone; however, it has affected cancer patients, particularly bone marrow transplant patients, in a unique way.”

A look at VCU's COVID-19 research efforts [View Image]

A look at VCU's COVID-19 research efforts

From vaccine development to building biobanks to study the virus, researchers have been launching projects to address and assess the impact of the novel coronavirus.

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‘The improvement of the human condition’: 16 research projects receive Quest Fund grants

The funded work ranges from examining the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on mental health to improving education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Dwayne Ray Cormier, Ph.D., pictured in front of the VCU School of Education building. [View Image]

Are school systems ready to reopen this fall? A new VCU study aims to find out.

The study by School of Education professor Dwayne Ray Cormier is exploring pandemic preparedness in Richmond-area school systems.

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Building a biobank to fight COVID-19

As doctors and nurses focus on saving lives, a VCU researcher’s registry project is building a foundation for virus research.

A mortality rate chart based on how quickly that country adopted a policy to recommend mask-wearing. [View Image]

Early face mask policies curbed COVID-19’s spread, according to 198-country analysis

VCU researchers’ study of COVID-19 death rates and other variables is being shared worldwide and is guiding other studies, including an analysis from Goldman Sachs on face masks and GDP.

Derek Prosser in a research laboratory. [View Image]

Is it possible to halt the coronavirus’ infection cycle? A VCU study is exploring the possibility.

“If we can find ways to prevent the virus from getting into cells in the first place, we might be able to prevent people from becoming infected.”

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