Health

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A majority of Virginia parents are willing to have their children vaccinated

New VCU Wilder School poll shows more than 60% of parents will support.

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Christina Gordon, a VCU dental student, holds a model of human teeth wearing braces. [View Image]

For patients with braces, flossing teeth is a pain. A VCU student’s invention could make it easier.

Christina Gordon’s device, the Proxy-Flosser, could ease the daily cleaning routine of those who wear braces. Her invention is one of five that has received funding from VCU’s Commercialization Fund.

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Nursing students and faculty have created a call center to get COVID-19 patients home sooner

At the COVID-19 Patient Education Initiative, nursing students contact COVID-19 patients to prepare them to return home, reducing ‘phone tag’ between VCU Health nurses, social workers and patients.

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The CDC and FDA have lifted their Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause. What does that mean?

A VCU Health infectious diseases expert helps unpack a busy few weeks for federal health agencies.

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43% of respondents report feeling depressed after losing sense of smell or taste related to COVID-19

VCU researchers conducting an ongoing COVID-19 smell and taste loss survey identify array of potential short-term and long-term health impacts.

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How Richmond and Petersburg can become leaders in advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing

The VCU College of Engineering and leaders in economic development and private business have a plan to strengthen the region as an emerging business cluster.

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Health headlines

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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.

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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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VCU Health Orchestra to be featured on the 'Today' show

NBC’s “Today” show will profile the orchestra, known as Music and Medicine, on Sunday, May 9 program.

A pediatrician administers a shot to a child. [View Image]

A majority of Virginia parents are willing to have their children vaccinated

New VCU Wilder School poll shows more than 60% of parents will support.

Carlos David Jimenez Morales. [View Image]

Class of 2021: Problem solver Carlos David Jimenez Morales wants to make an impact on health care

Later this month, he will become the first graduate of VCU’s Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation program.

Christina Gordon, a VCU dental student, holds a model of human teeth wearing braces. [View Image]

For patients with braces, flossing teeth is a pain. A VCU student’s invention could make it easier.

Christina Gordon’s device, the Proxy-Flosser, could ease the daily cleaning routine of those who wear braces. Her invention is one of five that has received funding from VCU’s Commercialization Fund.

Felicity Baah. [View Image]

Nursing students and faculty have created a call center to get COVID-19 patients home sooner

At the COVID-19 Patient Education Initiative, nursing students contact COVID-19 patients to prepare them to return home, reducing ‘phone tag’ between VCU Health nurses, social workers and patients.

Julie Russo. [View Image]

Class of 2021: Humanity and humility are key to Julie Russo’s success

In the face of her own personal tragedy and grief, the graduating Master of Public Health student has focused on providing support to family, friends and loved ones of human trafficking survivors.

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