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Medicines for All Institute co-founder elected as National Academy of Inventors fellow

B. Frank Gupton will be inducted as a 2019 National Academy of Inventors fellow. Gupton is co-founder and CEO of the Medicines for All Institute, which works to increase global access to lifesaving medications by reducing manufacturing costs.

VCU names new assistant vice president of alumni relations

Elizabeth Bass will become assistant vice president of alumni relations at Virginia Commonwealth University on Nov. 4.

Cottom’s book, ‘Thick: And Other Essays,’ named a National Book Award finalist

Tressie McMillan Cottom's book is a collection of essays that offers a multifaceted portrayal of the experience of black womanhood.

Design expert Amir Berbić named dean of VCUarts in Qatar

Amir Berbic, a design expert who has worked in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, has been appointed dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, effective Aug. 1.

Professor receives U.S. government’s highest honor bestowed to early career scientists and engineers

Katharine Moore Tibbetts, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Humanities and Sciences, is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Fun with forensics

A well-known forensic toxicologist, Peace has traveled the world presenting research on groundbreaking subjects such as uses and misuses of electronic cigarettes.

VCU bids a fond farewell to a true ‘alumni star’

By Julie Young In 1988, Virginia Commonwealth University celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding with an event known as Founders Day. The VCU Alumni Association subsequently started the Alumni Stars program to honor accomplished graduates during the annual celebration. Since 2008, the Alumni Stars ceremony has been a stand-alone biennial event, recognizing graduates from […]

Making a surgeon

By Anthony Langley Mireille Truong, M.D. (B.A.’03/H&S; Cert.’04/B; M.D.’08/M), had no idea what Richmond, Virginia, would be like. “I’m originally from Canada, so when I got here, everything was brand new to me,” she says. After her parents found jobs in the city, Truong, a college freshman at the time, moved to Richmond and, with […]

The woman behind Hannah’s Women (still) finds inspiration at VCU

Some people come to college, get their degree and leave. That’s not Lucy Hudson (B.S.’04/H&S; B.A.’08/H&S; M.Ed.’11/E). “Sometimes I ask myself why I’m still here. It’s a hard question to answer,” says Hudson, assistant to the chair of the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research in the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities and […]

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