Research

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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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Finding treatments for muscular dystrophy starts with understanding the condition better

VCU Health neurologist Nicholas Johnson is co-leading an international study to understand myotonic dystrophy type 1, the most common form of muscular dystrophy, which has no cure.

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Biden voters more likely to be voting against Trump than for Biden, VCU Wilder School poll finds

The former vice president’s double-digit lead in Virginia remains stable heading into Election Day.

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Labor market continues slow recovery

New survey also shows that earnings have increased relative to the spring.

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Sponsored research at VCU hits new all-time high of $335M

Funding rose 8% over the previous year, and has grown by a third over the past decade.

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Research headlines

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Students boarding a school bus. [View Image]

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.

A person using forearm crutches. [View Image]

Finding treatments for muscular dystrophy starts with understanding the condition better

VCU Health neurologist Nicholas Johnson is co-leading an international study to understand myotonic dystrophy type 1, the most common form of muscular dystrophy, which has no cure.

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