Health

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Wilder School institute playing key role in state’s efforts to equitably distribute COVID-19 vaccine

“If we have a relative rate of vaccination that’s aligned with our relative rate of infection and death, that’s a more equitable approach.”

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History and Health: VCU looks to the past to inform a future of better health care for all

Leaders of a new educational series say learning, reflecting and involving the community are vital to determining how VCU and VCU Health take action toward achieving health equity.

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‘We’re in a race to vaccinate people,’ says Virginia health commissioner at Wilder School event

The Alumni Lunch and Learn series featured M. Norman Oliver, M.D., who said the state is in a race against the two new COVID-19 variants.

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How this mother of two won her 3-month battle with COVID-19

In this VCU Health News video, Corrinne Townsend describes the challenges she faced as she battled the disease.

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The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is here. Health experts say you should get it if offered.

“Get what you can get when something becomes available to you.”

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Health headlines

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E-cigarettes with a cigarette-like level of nicotine are effective in reducing smoking and exposure to carcinogen, study finds

The study provides important information for smokers who may be trying to use e-cigarettes as a means to cut down on their smoking habit.

Nicholas Santalucia works as a registered nurse in adult psychiatry at VCU Health. He aspires to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing) [View Image]

Scholarship brings VCU Nursing student one step closer to opening his own practice

Gift from Helene Fuld Health Trust supports scholarships for master’s students at the VCU School of Nursing.

March 2020 to Jan 2021 Excess Deaths map: A 50-state analysis of excess deaths by a team of VCU researchers found Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Arizona, Alabama, Louisiana, South Dakota, New Mexico, North Dakota and Ohio had the highest rates of excess deaths during the last 10 months of 2020, among other findings. [View Image]

U.S. deaths normally change less than 2% each year. In 2020, they rose nearly 23%.

Black Americans experienced highest per capita excess death rates, while regional surges contributed to higher excess death rates from COVID-19 and other causes, a VCU-led JAMA study finds.

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Will the U.S. public support donating COVID-19 vaccines to low- and middle-income countries?

A new study led by VCU researchers surveyed 788 people. Among its findings: Older people were less likely to support donating vaccines, as were Republicans.

A person receiving a hypodermic needle shot. [View Image]

A VCU Wilder School institute is playing a key role in the state’s efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine equitably

“If we have a relative rate of vaccination that’s aligned with our relative rate of infection and death, that’s a more equitable approach.”

Shahida Mizan holding a match day sign with two people. [View Image]

A medical degree in 3 years? For students in this new VCU program, it’s a reality.

Only 15% of U.S. medical schools offer competency-based graduation. These programs allow students to graduate in 3 years instead of 4, and can help reduce student debt and address physician shortages.

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Fighting COVID-19 with data

Working behind the scenes of clinical trials and medical research, VCU data specialists get treatments to patients faster.

An archival image shows white patients on one side of the outpatient waiting room in the old Virginia Hospital at the Medical College of Virginia and African American patients on the other [View Image]

History and Health: VCU looks to the past to inform a future of better health care for all

Leaders of a new educational series say learning, reflecting and involving the community are vital to determining how VCU and VCU Health take action toward achieving health equity.

View more »