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Watch Live: First Lady Jill Biden to visit VCU Massey Cancer Center

This afternoon, the First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, Ed.D., will visit the VCU Massey Cancer Center and meet with researchers and community partners.

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A day in the life of a VCU Health resident

What is it like to go to a health system every day to train as a future surgeon? Ashley Matthew, a first-year urology intern, explains.

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Why the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could mark a turning point in the pandemic

The company is seeking emergency use authorization from the FDA. Its single-shot vaccine has huge implications for rural areas, according to a VCU infectious diseases expert.

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Hundreds of students are volunteering and providing shots at vaccination events

With some VCU students already trained and others lined up for training, volunteers are ready to address the need for more COVID-19 vaccinators and take on roles that will serve them in their careers.

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VCU Health outlines COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

"We are working with state and local health departments to offer our patients the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly and safely as possible."

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National thought leader in field of health equity to speak at VCU

Brian D. Smedley, chief of psychology in the public interest and acting chief diversity officer of the American Psychological Association, will give a virtual talk Feb. 25.

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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. [View Image]

Watch Live: First Lady Jill Biden to visit VCU Massey Cancer Center

This afternoon, the First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, Ed.D., will visit the VCU Massey Cancer Center and meet with researchers and community partners.

Dr. Ashley Matthew. [View Image]

A day in the life of a VCU Health resident

What is it like to go to a health system every day to train as a future surgeon? Ashley Matthew, a first-year urology intern, explains.

students wearing masks attending an in-person class at V C U in September 2020 [View Image]

VCU will resume in-person and hybrid classes beginning March 4

The decision is based on several factors, VCU President Michael Rao said, including an examination of COVID-19 positivity rates and a review of isolation space on campus.

Kimberly Battle, who teaches at VCU School of Nursing, vaccinates her father, Phillip Battle, at the VCU Health Hub at 25th. (Thomas Kojcsich, University Marketing) [View Image]

Getting vaccinated and saving lives in Richmond’s East End

Seniors and health care workers say safety — for them and members of their community — is the top reason they are getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Black history and the COVID vaccine: A conversation with VCU Health's Marcelle Davis [View Image]

Black history and the COVID vaccine: A conversation with VCU Health's Marcelle Davis

When it comes to talking about Black history and medical care, Davis, VCU Health director of diversity, equity and inclusion, has one major piece of advice: “Educate. Educate. Educate."

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Older African Americans in counties with a high number of Black residents are less likely to seek mental health care. Why?

A study by a VCU School of Social Work professor digs for answers — and identifies several possible contributing factors.

A glove-wearing hand holding a vial with an inserted hypodermic needle. [View Image]

Why the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could mark a turning point in the pandemic

The company is seeking emergency use authorization from the FDA. Its single-shot vaccine has huge implications for rural areas, according to a VCU infectious diseases expert.

A group of people assembling personal protective equipment supply kits. [View Image]

In State of the University speech, Rao reflects on recent challenges and the road ahead

President praises the resilience of the VCU community and describes ambitious plans for the future.

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