Deonte Young

Alum spotlight: Young named to VCU's Top 10 Under 10

Oct. 6, 2021

Deonte Young (B.A. '11/H&S; M.Ed.'13/E) is co-founder of Alchemy InCoaching and education administrator for Fairfax County Public Schools.

Daryl Van Tongeren

Alum spotlight: Van Tongeren named to VCU's Top 10 Under 10

Oct. 6, 2021

Daryl Van Tongeren, Ph.D., ('11/H&S) is an author and associate professor of psychology at Hope College.

VCU students Magnolia Lang (left) and Destiny Guzman check out items on display in the Shift Retail Lab. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Shift Retail Lab will support VCU student innovators and entrepreneurs

Oct. 5, 2021

The 2,700-square-foot lab will provide students with retail and office space, and will serve as a front door to Richmond’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The CDC has awarded a $6 million grant to two VCU researchers who will co-lead a project to identify strategies that prevent and decrease rates of youth violence in Richmond. (File photo, University Marketing)

CDC awards $6M grant to VCU to address youth violence in Richmond and beyond

Sept. 29, 2021

The grant is one of only five awarded nationally and designates VCU as one of the CDC’s Youth Violence Prevention Centers.

david j. edwards

Edwards appointed as chair of the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations

Sept. 24, 2021

Edwards has served as graduate program director for the department and as chair of the College Promotion and Tenure Committee.

In 2020, more than 5,100 people under age 18 were shot and more than 1,300 were killed in the U.S. (Getty Images)

NIH awards $2M to study VCU program focused on reducing youth violence amid surge in gun injuries and death

Sept. 23, 2021

The program, Bridging the Gap, provides violently injured patients with a brief hospital-based intervention that aims to prevent retaliatory violence.

John Smith with VCU doctoral students Natalie Bohmke and Nico Chavez. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

For Richmond residents with kidney disease, a new program offers free exercise rehabilitation

Sept. 21, 2021

Renal Rehab, run by VCU’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, helps chronic kidney disease and renal transplant patients integrate exercise and improved nutrition into their lifestyle.

Deandra Clark

Alumni Biz Spotlight: Studio 4 Dance

Sep 20, 2021

Alumna Deandra Clarke (B.S.’02/H&S) started dancing at VCU. A non traditional student of the art form, she found herself in love with the opportunity to try something new. As a radio broadcasting major she learned the skills necessary to become a professional in LA and then start her own Agency and Studio back in Richmond.

Jeanine Guidry, assistant professor and director of the Media+Health Lab in the VCU's Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Variants, misinformation, vaccine hesitancy: Jeanine Guidry’s work is more crucial than ever

Sept. 20, 2021

Guidry, a VCU professor and researcher, has been studying public health communication for years. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become a topic of international importance.

(Kevin Morley, University Marketing)