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Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

The One VCU Research Strategic Priorities Plan seeks to enrich the human experience and advance human health and well-being through exceptionally creative, collaborative and community-engaged research.


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RAMS Systems
Manage research activities through our online administration systems.
Training hub
Find training opportunities for proposal submissions, human research protocol and more.
Core laboratories
Discover facilities that drive VCU research in the biomedical, life, physical and social sciences.
Institutes and centers
Learn how our institutes and centers support collaborative research.
Research development
Learn how our team can support you throughout the research lifecycle.
Clinical and translational research
Learn how One VCU Clinical Research centralizes access to resources across the enterprise.

Finding non-addictive treatments for opioid use disorders

An Innovation Gateway-VCU invention video

Yan Zhang, Ph.D., a professor in the VCU Department of Medicinal Chemistry, a recognized expert in the study of drug design and development to treat various types of diseases, has developed novel compounds to treat neurological disorders related to opioid addiction. Watch "Yan Zhang, Ph.D: Finding non-addictive treatments for opioid use disorders".

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