Research

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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.

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$2M grant supports programs for students at risk of social, behavioral, and emotional problems

The award from the Institute of Education Sciences, will be co-led by researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Minnesota.

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A new VCU study explores the ‘nature is healing’ memes

The jokes have been called the pandemic’s best meme. A study that originated out of a VCU class examines why.

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Climate change is contributing to ‘state change’ in diverse ecosystems, including in Virginia

A new VCU-led study examines how small changes in an environmental driver are transforming the structure or function of some ecosystems.

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Black and Latinx surgeons continue to hit glass ceiling in America

Among the upper echelons of academic surgery, Black and Latinx representation has remained flat over the past six years, according to a new VCU-led study.

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Research headlines

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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.

woman wearing a mask and looking out the window [View Image]

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 classroom with students and an instructor. [View Image]

$2M grant to support programs for elementary school students at risk of social, behavioral, and emotional problems

The award, from the Institute of Education Sciences, will fund a four-year project co-led by researchers from VCU and the University of Minnesota.

A meme with a photo of Crocs shoes floating on water. Text on the image says "Nature is healing. The crocs are finally returning to the river." [View Image]

A new VCU study explores the ‘nature is healing’ memes that dominated social media at the height of the pandemic

The jokes have been called the pandemic’s best meme. A study that originated out of a VCU class examines why.

Hog Island, part of the Virginia Coast Reserve site, in 2004 (left) and 2020 (right). [View Image]

Climate change is contributing to ‘state change’ in diverse ecosystems, including in Virginia

A new VCU-led study examines how small changes in an environmental driver are transforming the structure or function of some ecosystems.

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How journalism can empower and engage audiences without making them feel depressed

A new book co-edited by VCU journalism professor Karen McIntyre Hopkinson explores eight socially-responsible news reporting practices.

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VCU Board of Visitors approves 2021-22 budget with no tuition increase

Board also authorizes the VCU administration to consider mandatory vaccinations, extends president’s contract.

A physician in scrubs tying on surgical mask. [View Image]

Black and Latinx surgeons continue to hit glass ceiling in America

Among the upper echelons of academic surgery, Black and Latinx representation has remained flat over the past six years, according to a new VCU-led study.

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