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VCU leaders on Monday announced that students taking classes this fall will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing) [View Image]

VCU will require students to get COVID-19 vaccine for fall semester

Virginia Commonwealth University will require students taking classes this fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19, university leaders announced Monday.

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In memoriam: Philanthropist Dorothy Pauley. She ‘carried an air of happiness everywhere she went.’

The alum and longtime university benefactor was the namesake — along with her husband, Stan — of VCU Health Pauley Heart Center and also helped lay the foundation for the VCU College of Engineering.

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Are masks and quarantining things of the past?

New guidance from the CDC leads to some exemptions from public health measures for fully vaccinated VCU students and employees.

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Bridging the digital divide in health care

A VCU student group, pharmacists for Digital Health, has earned national recognition for increasing access to medical technologies for low-income patients.

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Michael Southam-Gerow in the Department of Psychology at VCU, says it’s perfectly normal to experience stress as society opens back up, and he offers a few strategies anyone can use to help manage it. (Getty Images) [View Image]

The transition out of COVID may be stressful, too

We might experience stress and anxiety as society gradually opens back up and we reemerge from our bubbles. VCU psychology professor Michael Southam-Gerow says there are ways to cope.

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VCU leaders on Monday announced that students taking classes this fall will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing) [View Image]

VCU will require students to get COVID-19 vaccine for fall semester

Virginia Commonwealth University will require students taking classes this fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19, university leaders announced Monday.

A pop-up bicycle boulevard in Berlin. (Getty Images) [View Image]

Cities worldwide took space for cars and gave it to people during the pandemic. Will it stick?

From slow streets to parklets, quick retrofits of public (and sometimes private) space rapidly expanded in response to COVID-19. While some changes are temporary, others could become permanent.

Thomas Barker, Ph.D., standing to be recognized by attendees of an event. [View Image]

Thomas Barker, first dean of VCU College of Health Professions, dies at 90

A leader at VCU for nearly 30 years, Barker spent his life serving others in education, health care and the military, bringing people together to improve the lives of students and patients.

David Cifu with Kevin Sickinger and Joe Montanari. [View Image]

Department of Veterans Affairs honors VCU researcher for pioneering traumatic brain injury research

David Cifu’s work in the field includes leading two federally funded projects to address the long-term effects of mild traumatic brain injury in military service personnel and veterans.

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What was COVID-19’s impact on mental health, well-being and substance use early in the pandemic?

Research shows that those with a history of adverse childhood experiences were more likely to bear a heavier burden during the pandemic’s initial surge.

A person in a laboratory holding a swab and a glass tube. [View Image]

VCU graduate students use bioinformatics to help in the fight against COVID-19

Compiling and analyzing state data plays a major role in testing and the vaccination process.

Dorothy Pauley [View Image]

In memoriam: Philanthropist and alum Dorothy Pauley. She ‘carried an air of happiness everywhere she went.’

The longtime university benefactor was the namesake — along with her husband, Stan — of VCU Health Pauley Heart Center and also helped lay the foundation for the VCU College of Engineering.

rendering of children's hospital inpatient building [View Image]

Children’s Hospital of Richmond celebrates topping out of new children’s tower

16-story “Wonder Tower” will connect children's inpatient and outpatient services on one city block.

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