Research

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COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death in the U.S.

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association written by VCU researchers underscores the “calamitous scale” of the pandemic.

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'I’ll be vaccinated as soon as I can'

VCU Health experts explain the rapid and rigorous path COVID-19 vaccines have gone through, and why speed doesn't sacrifice safety.

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Study: More than half unlikely to get COVID-19 vaccine under emergency use authorization

The survey of 788 U.S. adults also found older people and Black people were less likely to be willing to get the vaccine.

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VCU, VCU Health announce $24M Wright Foundation gift

The gift will support the Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the Wright Engineering Access Scholarship Program and the under-construction VCU Health Adult Outpatient Pavilion.

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School segregation by race and poverty is deepening in Virginia, report finds

The report, “School Segregation by Boundary Line in Virginia: Scope, Significance and State Policy Solutions,” was produced by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Penn State.

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Research headlines

Paula Ferrada gets her COVID-19 shot. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing) [View Image]

Five things to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

In this VCU Health video diary, Dr. Paula Ferrada explains why she got vaccinated and why you should, too.

A large majority of Virginians said they did not have enough information to approve or disapprove of the state budget that was passed during the most recent General Assembly special session. (Getty Images) [View Image]

Large majority of Virginians lacked information about the state budget process but wanted it, Wilder School poll finds

More than 8 in 10 Virginians (81%) said they did not have enough information to approve or disapprove of the state budget that was passed during the most recent General Assembly special session, according to the new statewide Commonwealth Poll conducted by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

All VCU spring semester classes will begin virtually, except in instances where a student is involved in clinical and field placements, practica, co-ops, internships and other work-related experiential learning activities. (Allen Jones, University Marketing) [View Image]

VCU to open spring semester on virtual class schedule

The university hopes to resume in-person instruction on or before March 8.

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In “Confronting Totalitarian Minds,” timely lessons from the past

The forthcoming book by VCU professor Aspen Brinton is inspired by Czech philosopher Jan Patocka and examines the use of dissidence to challenge leaders to be more democratic.

Emergency medicine physician Joel Moll, right, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at V C U Medical Center [View Image]

As vaccinations begin, scenes from a historic week at VCU Medical Center

A look at how it all unfolded.

A person in personal protective gear holds an x-ray image. [View Image]

COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death in the U.S.

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association written by VCU researchers underscores the “calamitous scale” of the pandemic.

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The stories of the year

The pandemic. The protests. Stories of heartbreak, resilience, creativity and joy. Here are the VCU News stories of 2020.

VCU Health pharmacy manager Rebeccah Collins fills a syringe with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. [View Image]

In photos: A historic two days at VCU Medical Center

See images as the first vaccines arrive and are administered.

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