Research

First lady Jill Biden, Ed.D. [View Image]

Meet the researchers who met with first lady Jill Biden

VCU Massey Cancer Center scientists shared their advances in the fight against cancer and their knowledge about how health disparities intersect with pancreatic, cervical and other cancers.

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Richmond-area youth to present research into impact of eviction in Richmond

A VCU virtual event Feb. 18 will feature the research of young people from Richmond-area community organizations into local eviction and housing instability.

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The Innovation Maker Facility at the College of Engineering's new Engineering Research Building. [View Image]

Inside VCU Engineering’s new research building

The 133,000-square-foot Engineering Research Building is "a vibrant, flexible home" for research and innovation.

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Fadi Salloum. [View Image]

VCU research will study how chemotherapy can weaken the heart — and how to protect it

A $5.4M grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute will allow a team at VCU Health Pauley Heart Center to conduct research that could lead to better heart health for cancer survivors.

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A new VCU study explores how social support from humans and comfort from companion animals can help LGBTQ+ young adults deal with microaggressions. (Getty Images) [View Image]

Can pets help LGBTQ+ people cope with microaggressions?

A study led by a VCU social work Ph.D. candidate gives insight into the roles of human social support and comfort from pets for LGBTQ+ emerging adults.

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Research headlines

First lady Jill Biden, Ed.D. [View Image]

Meet the researchers who met with first lady Jill Biden

VCU Massey Cancer Center scientists shared their advances in the fight against cancer and their knowledge about how health disparities intersect with pancreatic, cervical and other cancers.

students wearing masks attending an in-person class at V C U in September 2020 [View Image]

VCU will resume in-person and hybrid classes beginning March 4

The decision is based on several factors, VCU President Michael Rao said, including an examination of COVID-19 positivity rates and a review of isolation space on campus.

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Older African Americans in counties with a high number of Black residents are less likely to seek mental health care. Why?

A study by a VCU School of Social Work professor digs for answers — and identifies several possible contributing factors.

A group of people assembling personal protective equipment supply kits. [View Image]

In State of the University speech, Rao reflects on recent challenges and the road ahead

President praises the resilience of the VCU community and describes ambitious plans for the future.

An eviction notice posted on the door of a building. [View Image]

Richmond-area youth to present research into impact of eviction in Richmond

A VCU virtual event Feb. 18 will feature the research of young people from Richmond-area community organizations into local eviction and housing instability.

VCU President Michael Rao speaking. [View Image]

VCU President Michael Rao’s State of the University speech to be released Thursday

Rao will discuss VCU’s emergence from the challenges it faced in 2020 and the ways the VCU community has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The book cover of Carolyn Eastman's "The Strange Genius of Mr. O" and a portrait of Carolyn Eastman. [View Image]

‘The Strange Genius of Mr. O’ reveals the story of America’s first forgotten celebrity

The book by VCU history professor Carolyn Eastman dives into performances, eccentricities, scandals and narcissism — and the nature of fame in America’s founding era.

A group of researchers stands on a frozen block of ice in the Arctic. A helicopter sits nearby with various pieces of equipment. [View Image]

VCU alumni to share stories of their Canadian Arctic expedition at documentary film premiere

A screening of the film “Frozen Obsession” and the accompanying discussion about the Northwest Passage Project will serve as the official kickoff to the RVA Environmental Film Festival on Feb. 12.

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