12th & Marshall, Spring 2020 Issue

12th & Marshall is the twice yearly magazine for alumni as well as faculty and friends of our medical school.

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Spring 2020 Feature Stories

[View Image]Cover Story: 60 Years of Inspiration

Enrique Gerszten, M.D., H’63, a professor emeritus of pathology in the School of Medicine, has taught more than 10,000 students, residents and fellows during his 60-year tenure. “The bond between a teacher and a student can be forever,” says the namesake of the School of Medicine’s faculty teaching excellence award.
We invite you to honor him with a gift to the Enrique Gerszten, M.D., Faculty Teaching Excellence Award at go.vcu.edu/Gerszten.



[View Image]COVID Coverage

To keep up with the latest campus news related to COVID-19, please visit these VCU and VCU Health resources.

[View Image]First Person: A Witness to History

In 1994, construction on the MCV Campus uncovered a well where human remains and artifacts had been discarded 150 years earlier. The Class of 2023’s Miles McConner represented the MCV Campus as those remains were returned to Richmond from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History last fall, and he shares his perspectives with us.

[View Image]Match Day

Coming to a medical center near you! Find out where our graduating students are headed for residency training.



[View Image]Saying Thanks – In Your Own Way

There are all kinds of reasons our alumni want to give back to today’s students and all kinds of different ways to do it.



[View Image]An Expanded Pipeline Equips, Empowers Underrepresented Students

A decade of funding from a trio of federal grants has made VCU a leader in finding the talent the biomedical sciences have been missing.



[View Image]Findling’s Focus on Mental Health

The Class of 1987’s Robert Findling has returned to the MCV Campus to lead the Department of Psychiatry: ‘I refuse to believe that any child should be written off. ’



[View Image]Through Your Eyes

For 16 years, Karen Hermansen, M’76, has pursued an exacting art form, one that reaches back to the Middle Ages, flourished in the Renaissance, and today is kept alive not only in the Italian town where it originated but also by a small, devoted group of artists in the Washington, D.C., area. You can find examples of her painted ceramics on Instagram at @karen_hermansen.



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