Faculty and staff

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'Think on This': madison moore on merging art, music and academics

The assistant professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies talks about being a DJ, and how it informs and influences his work in the classroom.

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Marilyn Miller, crime scene guru and founding forensic science faculty member, retires

Miller, an associate professor in the VCU Department of Forensic Science, has been a driving force in legitimizing scientific analysis as a sub-discipline of crime scene investigation.

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Thomas Barker, first dean of VCU College of Health Professions, dies at 90

A leader at VCU for nearly 30 years, Barker spent his life serving others in education, health care and the military, bringing people together to improve the lives of students and patients.

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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.

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New book co-edited by a VCU professor offers a more inclusive understanding of the Arab diaspora

Mariam Alkazemi’s “Arab Worlds Beyond the Middle East and North Africa,” celebrates the achievements and acknowledges the challenges of new communities built by the Arab diaspora around the world.

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Faculty and staff headlines

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As marijuana use grows, VCU researchers study its effect on pregnant and postpartum mothers

Funds and facilities at the Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research are making this pilot work possible.

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New scholarship will support students and honor a longtime LGBTQIA+ champion

The Dorothy Fillmore Scholarship will help VCU students actively engaged with the LGBTQIA+ community who face housing instability, food insecurity, tuition issues or other financial hurdles.

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Good reads: Faculty, staff and students share their recommendations for your summer reading list

It's summer. Grab a book.

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How one center’s work gave a voice to thousands of primary care providers during the pandemic

The Larry A. Green Center’s surveys on the pandemic’s strain on primary care doctors earned national attention, creating a platform to advocate for the primary care field at the highest levels.

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‘Think on This’: Garret Westlake on solving complex problems in the world

The executive director of VCU's da Vinci Center builds a culture of collaboration at the university and helped create the first master of product innovation program in the country.

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A link in the chain: Building on his mentor’s work, Martin Safo closes in on sickle cell treatment

The pharmacy professor and his team are pursuing a treatment that has the potential to "improve and save the lives of millions of people.”

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Enjoli and Sesha Joi Moon’s JXN Project is an effort to tell Black Richmond stories ‘truthfully and completely’

Their work, which celebrates 150 years of history in Jackson Ward, is capturing the neighborhood's pivotal role in the evolution of the Black American experience.

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‘Your order is ready’: Curbside pickup and delivery skyrocketed during the pandemic. It could lead to permanent consumer changes.

An increase in these services from retailers, restaurants and grocery stores could mean a shift in how we shop.

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