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VCU poll finds support for providing treatment over criminalization of opioid abuse

A VCU poll has found strong support for providing treatment to opioid users.


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VCU poll finds support for higher taxes to fund workforce training, development

The 2017 Public Policy Poll: Economic Development and Workforce Training from VCU found strong support for workforce training in Virginia.


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New report details VCU economic and cultural impact on the city, region and state

Virginia Commonwealth University generates nearly $6 billion in economic activity and supports 63,000 jobs in Virginia.


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VCU Dogs on Call program featured in new Animal Planet documentary series

Local tails will wag on Jan. 1 when Animal Planet features the VCU Dogs on Call program as part of its new series, “Dogs: The Untold Story.”


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VCU study investigates genetic, environmental factors in alcohol use disorder, divorce

Alcohol use disorder and divorce are strongly correlated, meaning that experiencing one makes it more likely to experience the other in one’s lifetime.


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VCU School of Medicine selected to participate in Health Equity Systems Cohort

The Association of American Medical Colleges selected the VCU School of Medicine to participate in the newly established Health Equity Systems Cohort.


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VCU, Swedish study finds resilience protects against risk for developing alcohol use disorders

Resilience considerably reduces risk for developing alcohol use disorders, according to a new study conducted by researchers at VCU.


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Commerce Secretary Todd P. Haymore to speak at VCU commencement

Todd P. Haymore, Virginia secretary of commerce and trade, will be the featured speaker at the VCU fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 10.


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Peter Buckley named dean of VCU School of Medicine

Peter F. Buckley, M.D., has been appointed dean of the VCU School of Medicine, effective Jan. 17.


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Children’s Urology of Virginia joins Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Children’s Urology of Virginia has joined Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University.


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Weil Institute of Emergency and Critical Care Research celebrates grand opening at VCU

Virginia Commonwealth University will celebrate the grand opening of the Weil Institute of Emergency and Critical Care Research at VCU.


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VCU hosts Facebook Live chat with sickle cell disease expert on Wednesday

Sickle cell anemia is a genetic, life-limiting disease in which chronic anemia, sickled red blood cells and inflammation cause debilitating pain and fatigue.


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VCU student-run physical therapy clinic opens Sept. 21

Virginia Commonwealth University physical therapy students will celebrate the grand opening of their free, student-run clinic Sept. 21.


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VCU School of Nursing receives grant to increase nurses in community-based clinics

An $800,000 grant will allow the VCU School of Nursing to implement a program to increase the number of nurses in community-based clinical sites.


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Deborah Davis named CEO of VCU Health System Hospitals and Clinics

Deborah Davis has been appointed CEO of Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Hospitals and Clinics.


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VCU names director of newly established Center for Compounding Practice and Research

The VCU School of Pharmacy will soon welcome Barbara Exum, Pharm.D., as director of the newly established Center for Compounding Practice and Research.


Student from Harrisonburg earns excellence award for leadership and international volunteerism

Lyubov Slashcheva arrived in the United States when she was 5 years old not knowing a word of English, but already determined to make an impact.


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Widows, widowers are happier in the face of adversity than others

Widowed patients suffering from neurological illness experience greater levels of happiness than married individuals with a similar condition.


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VCU, Swedish study finds marriage protects against risk for developing alcohol use disorders

Marriage is causally related to a significant reduction in risk for development of alcohol use disorders, according to a new study.


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NBA executive challenges VCU graduates to ‘find your passion’

Pamela El, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the NBA, challenged VCU graduates to find their passion.


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VCU Health System, Sheltering Arms Hospital form joint venture

VCU Health System and Sheltering Arms Hospital have signed an agreement to jointly address the need for stroke and brain injury care.


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VCU School of Nursing receives grant to explore effect of yoga on depression during pregnancy

The VCU School of Nursing will examine how motivational interviewing and prenatal yoga might prevent depression during and after pregnancy.


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Symposium at VCU to explore latest trends, research in school safety

A symposium at the VCU School of Education will bring together leading experts to discuss the latest research related to school safety.


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VCU receives $1.2 million grant to train counselors to support students with disabilities

VCU has received a $1.2 million federal grant to boost the number of school counselors who serve students with disabilities.


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VCU researchers make the case for authentic engagement of community in research

Empowering community members to be stakeholders in research and health is a key focus of researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University.


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VCU event to explore future of AirBnB in Virginia

Experts will convene at VCU as part of a panel discussion on concerns and opportunities related to companies such as AirBnB.


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VCU study: Schizophrenia risk better predicted by deviation in intelligence from family

The degree to which an individual deviates in intelligence from their family is an accurate predictor of schizophrenia development.


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VCU hosts Twitter chat with traumatic brain injury expert on Wednesday

Virginia Commonwealth University will host a Twitter chat with traumatic brain injury expert Alex Valadka, M.D., on March 30.


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VCU study marks potential breakthrough in search for better lithium and magnesium ion batteries

New Virginia Commonwealth University research demonstrates how to stabilize a multiply charged anion (negative ion).


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VCU Health symposium will examine trauma care challenges for pediatric, geriatric patients

Speakers will discuss special trauma care needed for pediatric and geriatric patients at the Rao R. Ivatury Trauma Symposium, hosted by the VCU Health.


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Financial burdens affect health, quality of life for cancer survivors

Cancer survivors with financial difficulties have a higher risk of depressed mood and psychological distress.


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VCU study finds college students feel less exam stress after visits with therapy dogs

A research team at VCU has found that visits with therapy dogs significantly reduce students’ perceived stress during final exam week.


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VCU hosts conference on literacy instruction in a digital world

Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Education is hosting the second annual “Teaching Literacy in a Digital World” conference.


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Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU celebrates new outpatient Children’s Pavilion

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU celebrated a new standard of pediatric outpatient care with the for its new Children’s Pavilion.


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VCU, partners receive $5.7 million to continue study of clinical depression

VCU is part of a research team that has received a Wellcome Trust grant to uncover the underlying biological processes that cause major depressive disorder.