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'A drive to be out in the field': How Mirinda Gormley connects research with emergency medicine

The VCU epidemiology graduate and emergency medical services provider conducts research on addiction and substance abuse.

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Class of 2020: Lyndsey Highlander’s second act

After medical issues ended her country music career, Highlander, a VCU nursing student, decided to use her personal experiences to help others.

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In memoriam: Stan Pauley, philanthropist and namesake of the VCU Health Pauley Heart Center

The longtime university benefactor also helped lay the foundation for the VCU College of Engineering and supported clinical research at VCU Massey Cancer Center.

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VCU is developing a national model for using analytics to bolster diversity and inclusion

The project is part of the university’s commitment to provide a fair, open and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff.

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‘It just breaks my heart’: VCU Health workers share what it’s like on the front line

In a series of filmed interviews, health care workers describe the emotional toll of COVID-19 and provide an intimate look at what it means to walk in their shoes.

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Class of 2020: Amari Samya is ready for the big stage

Taking chances paid off for the theater performance major, who will graduate from the School of the Arts with a strong list of credits in live theater and acting for the screen.

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Doctor’s orders: Diet, exercise and a push in the right direction can reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Data shows that clinicians helping patients eat right and exercise has an even greater benefit for those at risk.

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Teaching about social justice can lead to tense moments. A new book helps educators navigate them.

The book, co-edited by a VCU professor, aims to help teachers better handle challenging topics. “We are going to make mistakes” in being effective allies, Kim Case said. “But we must take the leap.”

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VCU joins national trial testing three new drugs for COVID-19

The trial — called ACTIV-1 — will enroll VCU Health volunteers to test three “immune modulator” drugs on people hospitalized with COVID-19. The drugs target the dangerous inflammation doctors have seen in COVID-19 patients called the “cytokine storm."

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Class of 2020: Delaney Savedge helps keep the public safe during the pandemic

The VCU student-athlete’s involvement at the Virginia Department of Health and on a study-abroad trip to Jamaica provided “an eye-opening experience to public health,” and a possible future career.

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Feeling grateful

Students, faculty and staff say thanks to those who helped them get through a challenging and unusual semester.

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New survey shows labor market recovery continues

Current rate is still far below the employment rate from February, just prior to the pandemic.

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Virtual commencement will showcase new graduates’ photo and video submissions

The Dec. 12 celebration will honor the achievements of VCU’s August and December graduates and provide an interactive online experience for family and friends.

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Weekly calls blossom into friendships between seniors and VCU health sciences students

“It gave us a way to connect with other people in a time when no one is meeting,” said one student of the group’s conversations with Henrico retirees.

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Class of 2020: Becky Zenkevich is looking within, and learning to better care for older adults

The occupational therapist and gerontology student has lived through several jarring life events — and on three continents — while taking classes at VCU.

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Class of 2020: Sofia Chilquillo gives back to her native Peru

The VCU psychology major is interning with Pan Peru USA and helping Peruvian women sell their alpaca products to U.S. markets.

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Dental school grad encourages students to succeed: ‘It’s our obligation to help the next person’

Recognizing the importance of having people believe in you and invest in your future success, Tamesha Morris set up a scholarship to aid students following in her footsteps.

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Make It Real Campaign for VCU raises $841.6 million

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Make It Real Campaign for VCU raised $841,606,604, more than 112% of its $750 million goal, the university announced Thursday.

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Night shift: Student safety ambassadors provide a resource for the VCU community after dark

The ambassadors, part of the university’s transition to a more equitable public safety model, provide assistance when people need help but don't need to contact law enforcement.

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VCU part of $111M cybersecurity manufacturing partnership

The five-year agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy and a consortium of 59 member institutions is being led by the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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Research grants focus on preventing adverse childhood experiences, trauma

A pair of new studies aim to better understand and prevent adverse childhood experiences and trauma through the health care, education and juvenile justice systems.

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Class of 2020: Transfer student Melody Guitz gains her footing as a leader

As her academic achievements pave the way to a career in psychology, Guitz also has helped create a community at VCU for other transfer students.

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Meet Charles Osei, one of the first at VCU to earn the Capital CoLAB Digital Generalist badge

The “tech hybrid” hopes the badge will help in his ultimate goal of solving problems and helping people.

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You’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19: What should you do?

Should you be tested? What kind of test? What are the odds that you got it, too?

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‘Death and Rebirth’: VCU history professor’s new book reveals the history of Richmond’s cemeteries

“Cemeteries participate in the rawest political drives… . They teach us about power and resistance as much as about spiritual beliefs.”

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Hip-hop paves the way to coding comprehension

Code Beats, a VCU professor’s course that teaches coding through music, is introducing Richmond middle school students to a new way of learning computer programming.

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A second chance for veteran through life-saving liver transplant

Bright future awaits veteran other centers deemed too sick to transplant.

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Class of 2020: Former combat medic and VCU nursing student prepares for the front lines of health care in the ICU

In a life that has taken him everywhere, Sgt. Henneh Adjei, a father of one and graduating VCU student, is ready to be where he’s needed most — home.

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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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Taking an integrated approach to health care, from the doctor’s office to your smartphone

Fourth-year VCU medical student Dhruv Sethi creates apps for patients and physicians.

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