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6 tips to improve your health while teleworking during the coronavirus outbreak

Ryan Garten conducts research on prolonged sitting and cardiovascular health, and offers steps to avoid developing back and neck problems.

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Campus may be closed but VCU Libraries is still working hard to support faculty and students

VCU Libraries is ramping up efforts as the university shifts to online learning during the COVID-19 crisis.

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New funds will support students, researchers and caregivers facing COVID-19 challenges

The funds will support students learning in a dramatically new academic climate and caregivers and researchers at VCU Health.

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‘All I knew was … I had this dream’: A VCU student’s path from inquisitive teen to surgeon

From the time she was 15, when a team of doctors in Iran saved her aunt’s life, Armita Kabirpour has wanted to become a doctor.

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Amid pandemic, student-athletes endure the disappointment of a lost season

For college athletes at VCU and across the country, the games, matches and tournaments are abruptly over — some before they even started.

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VCU Health System requests additional licensed hospital bed capacity to meet anticipated patient surge resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic

VCU Health System today submitted letters to the state health commissioner and director of the Virginia Department of Health requesting authorization to expand its licensed capacity by 460 beds.

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Amid global crisis, VCU’s Child Development Center remains community focused

Staff members are caring for children of VCU Health System employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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One VCU medical student turned Virginia’s Capitol into a classroom to fight for her future patients

Avanthi Jayaweera created a course, Physician Advocacy for the Underserved, to help future physicians learn how to use their standing in the community to effect positive change.

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VCU Health develops in-house test for COVID-19

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Comparing COVID-19 with Spanish flu and other viral outbreaks

Infectious disease expert Richard Wenzel shares lessons from SARS, MERS and swine flu, which he studied during its 2009-10 outbreak in Mexico.

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For LGBTQ+ youth, pets may help with depression and anxiety in times of COVID-19 and social isolation

VCU School of Social Work research into stress among LGBTQ+ youth has been expanded during the pandemic to include how pets can help with mental health.

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VCU researchers begin clinical trials on investigational drug therapy for COVID-19

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers began two clinical trials this week on a potential, experimental treatment for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus rapidly spreading across the globe.

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Former nail salon owner and father of five gets ‘second chance’ with career in medicine

Graduating VCU School of Medicine student Jay Pham, a Vietnamese immigrant, learns on Match Day what’s in store for his future.

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New VCU online course focuses on media strategy during COVID-19 pandemic

Students, VCU employees and community professionals can learn about digital tools and strategies to communicate about this crisis.

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Tools, tips and advice as students and faculty transition to online courses

At VCU and around the world, students and educators are moving to virtual classrooms. Collaboration and asking for help are key, said online education expert Jonathan Becker.

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When should you go to the dentist during COVID-19’s spread?

David Sarrett, dean of VCU’s School of Dentistry, says wait on your checkup; don’t wait for emergency dental care.

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'A way to stay connected to VCU': Amid pandemic, The Commonwealth Times continues to publish

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced the student newspaper to stop printing, but staff continue to publish stories online.

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VCU Health and the American Red Cross are hosting blood drives to prevent supply shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic

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What does it mean to self-quarantine?

Your doctor has asked that you self-quarantine. Follow these steps to prevent spreading COVID-19 to others.

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Executive Committee of VCU Board of Visitors to meet Mar. 25

The Executive Committee of the Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors will meet at 4:30 p.m. on March 25 at 910 W. Franklin St. in Richmond, Virginia.

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How to cope with COVID-19 anxiety, stress, irritability and uncertainty

VCU psychology professor Michael Southam-Gerow offers advice for preserving mental health amid the coronavirus.

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VCU announces operational changes as COVID-19 pandemic continues

The university will extend online-only classes through the end of the spring semester and has canceled May 2020 commencement.

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Coronavirus is thrusting the workforce ‘into a grand experiment’ with social distancing

Overcommunication and empathy are keys to maintaining productivity, says VCU business professor S. Douglas Pugh.

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VCU physician named chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Alex H. Krist, M.D., has been appointed chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a volunteer panel of national health care experts that provides guidance on which checkups and tests Americans need to stay healthy.

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VCU programs retain top U.S. News & World Report rankings

The university has graduate programs ranked in the top 50 in 22 fields, according to the publication.

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Alcohol use disorder strongly linked to suicide risk, VCU-led study finds

Alcohol use disorder is strongly associated with suicide risk, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led study published March 12 in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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You’ve been tested for COVID-19. Now what?

What should I do while I wait for my results? What do positive and negative results mean? VCU Health has a primer on what happens next.

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Economic uncertainty abounds as effects of the coronavirus escalate

VCU Business professor Jeff Smith talks about the long road to recovery for global supply chains once virus ‘runs its course.'

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How are VCU students feeling about COVID-19? A new system is helping VCU find out, and respond to their concerns

Climatext, invented at VCU, assesses student sentiments about campus climate — including related to coronavirus — in real time.

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VCU's medical library has created a COVID-19 resource guide

Information from trusted sources is available to faculty, students and the general public.

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