Research

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Study: E-cigarettes with a cigarette-like level of nicotine are effective in reducing smoking

The study provides important information for smokers who may be trying to use e-cigarettes as a means to cut down on their smoking habit.

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March 2020 to Jan 2021 Excess Deaths map: A 50-state analysis of excess deaths by a team of VCU researchers found Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Arizona, Alabama, Louisiana, South Dakota, New Mexico, North Dakota and Ohio had the highest rates of excess deaths during the last 10 months of 2020, among other findings. [View Image]

U.S. deaths normally change less than 2% each year. In 2020, they rose nearly 23%.

Black Americans experienced highest per capita excess death rates, while regional surges contributed to higher excess death rates from COVID-19 and other causes, a VCU-led JAMA study finds.

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Will the U.S. public support donating COVID-19 vaccines to low- and middle-income countries?

A new study led by VCU researchers surveyed 788 people. Among its findings: Older people were less likely to support donating vaccines, as were Republicans.

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Involvement in student organizations, living on campus early in college reduce odds of dropping out

A new study by VCU researchers also finds that depressive symptoms, antisocial behaviors, exposure to stressful events and substance use increase the risk.

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Fighting COVID-19 with data

Working behind the scenes of clinical trials and medical research, VCU data specialists get treatments to patients faster.

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VCU Publishing seeking contributions to ‘Imagining Black Futures in Richmond’

The online anthology aims to reveal legacies of harm and envision new futures.

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Research headlines

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E-cigarettes with a cigarette-like level of nicotine are effective in reducing smoking and exposure to carcinogen, study finds

The study provides important information for smokers who may be trying to use e-cigarettes as a means to cut down on their smoking habit.

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Research Weeks takes place virtually this year

Web events hosted by departments across VCU begin April 14.

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Virtual symposium co-hosted by VCU to shine national spotlight on Virginia’s waterways

Rescheduled from 2020, the River Management Society’s biennial event will celebrate the recovery and adaptive use of local and statewide rivers, streams and creeks.

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Project aims to reduce homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth, pregnant and parenting youth

The VCU School of Social Work project aims to address the unique needs of the targeted populations.

March 2020 to Jan 2021 Excess Deaths map: A 50-state analysis of excess deaths by a team of VCU researchers found Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Arizona, Alabama, Louisiana, South Dakota, New Mexico, North Dakota and Ohio had the highest rates of excess deaths during the last 10 months of 2020, among other findings. [View Image]

U.S. deaths normally change less than 2% each year. In 2020, they rose nearly 23%.

Black Americans experienced highest per capita excess death rates, while regional surges contributed to higher excess death rates from COVID-19 and other causes, a VCU-led JAMA study finds.

Vials of COVID-19 vaccine. [View Image]

Will the U.S. public support donating COVID-19 vaccines to low- and middle-income countries?

A new study led by VCU researchers surveyed 788 people. Among its findings: Older people were less likely to support donating vaccines, as were Republicans.

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A VCU Wilder School institute is playing a key role in the state’s efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine equitably

“If we have a relative rate of vaccination that’s aligned with our relative rate of infection and death, that’s a more equitable approach.”

Four students walk side-by-side through campus. [View Image]

Involvement in student organizations, living on campus early in college reduce odds of dropping out

A new study by VCU researchers also finds that depressive symptoms, antisocial behaviors, exposure to stressful events and substance use increase the risk.

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