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VCU Pharmacy symposium speaker is at risk for the neurodegenerative disease she is studying

Sonia Vallabh, J.D., co-founder of the Prion Alliance, will discuss her work to treat, cure and prevent prion diseases March 23 at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy’s biennial Lowenthal Symposium.


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Three new genetic markers associated with risk for depression

After becoming the first to definitively discover genetic markers for major depression, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and collaborators have found more genetic clues to the disease.


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Poll: Treatment centers, housing for those in opioid recovery supported by large majority of Virginians

A large majority of Virginians support expansion of treatment centers and the use of housing in their own communities for those recovering from opioid use, a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University shows.  


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$1.2M gift will create new VCU professorship focused on preparing teachers for the classroom

A $1.2 million gift to the VCU School of Education will be used to create the Anna Lou Schaberg Professorship of Practice in Education, a new faculty position that will concentrate on the theory and implementation of pedagogical practices that can transform a classroom, a school and a child’s education.


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VCU poll: Half of Virginia adults would oppose a ban on anthem protests in public school sports

As National Football League players continue to sit or kneel in protest during the national anthem, a new poll by VCU shows that Virginians are almost evenly divided on whether they would support a rule prohibiting high school athletes from engaging in similar protests. 


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VCU study: Compassion practices benefit nurse well-being and patient perception of care

Recognizing and rewarding caregiving work results in less emotional exhaustion and greater psychological vitality among nurses, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led study.


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VCU poll: Almost half of Virginians want Confederate monuments left in place

Virginians are split over what course of action to take with Confederate monuments, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU.


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VCU poll: More Virginia voters pulled lever in response to Trump than Confederate monuments

More than one in five voters in Virginia’s recent gubernatorial election say they made their decision in response to the Trump administration, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.  


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Hyundai Hope On Wheels to award $250,000 research grant to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

On Tuesday, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will present Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU with a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant.


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VCU poll: Half of Virginians support campus anti-discrimination policies over unlimited free speech

Half of Virginians think colleges and universities should place more emphasis on protecting everyone on campus from discrimination.


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VCU, Virginia Department of Health study finds supportive evidence for federal Ryan White Program

Participation in a variety of services offered through the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program may lead to improved health outcomes.


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VCU professor receives $4.73M grant to launch program that will help Richmond children with asthma

A VCU professor has received a $4.73 million grant that aims to improve the overall health and well-being of children with asthma in Richmond.


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VCU Health doctors first in Virginia to administer newly approved ALS treatment

On Wednesday, three VCU Health patients will be the first in Virginia to receive a newly approved medication intended to treat ALS.


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VCU poll: 80 percent of Virginians support financial incentives to spur economic development

A strong majority of Virginians — 80 percent — support the use of tax credits or other financial incentives by the state as an economic development strategy.


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Poll: Majority say localities should use taxpayer resources to enforce federal immigration laws

A majority of Virginians — 55 percent — say local governments should be required to use their resources to enforce federal immigration laws.


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VCU to lead evaluation of new state-sponsored substance abuse treatment program

VCU will lead a five-year evaluation of the state’s new Addiction Recovery Treatment Services program.


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VCU researcher awarded $1.7M to study interactions between doctors, black patients with diabetes

A VCU professor will study the association between physicians’ communication behaviors and the outcomes of black patients with Type 2 diabetes.


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Susan Steagull named CIO of VCU Health System

After an extensive national search, Susan R. Steagull has been named chief information officer of VCU Health System, effective July 30.


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VCU, Swedish study finds that pregnancy is an intrinsic motivator for drug abuse cessation

Pregnancy substantially reduces drug abuse risk, according to a new study conducted by researchers at VCU and Lund University in Sweden.


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VCU Health to host Facebook Live interview series on opioid epidemic

Overdose deaths in the United States involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999.


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Study: Women who fixate on chronic pain more likely to be prescribed opioids

Female chronic pain sufferers who negatively fixate on their symptoms are more likely to have an opioid prescription than men with the same condition.


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VCU researchers demonstrate safety, effectiveness of fecal transplantation on brain function

Transferring stool from a healthy donor to cirrhosis patients who suffer from recurrent hepatic encephalopathy can improve brain functioning.


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Sextuplets successfully delivered at VCU Medical Center

On May 11 at 8:26 a.m. a 40-person team at VCU Medical Center successfully delivered sextuplets.


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Asthma program helps Richmond families, earns EPA recognition

The EPA has recognized Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU with the 2017 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management.


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Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU to host Facebook Live event with pediatric trauma expert

Pediatric trauma can range from broken bones to serious head and chest injuries and is the leading cause of death among children and teens.