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.

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.

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.

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Anita Nadal. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

As Hispanic Heritage Month begins, it’s important to recognize the diversity within the Latinx community

Sept. 17, 2021

Through her classes, research and public forums, VCU professor Anita Nadal aims to bring more awareness of what it means to be Black and Latinx.

Meet the newest Rams

Sept. 17, 2021

Get to know eight new VCU students and their plans for making the most of their experience.

Two virtual events will be held this fall as part of the Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Lecture Series at VCU. (File photo, University Marketing)

Bishop Sullivan Lecture Series fall events announced

Sept. 15, 2021

Migrant workers and religion and the body language Catholics use to express devotion will be the focus of the two Zoom events.

Tal Simmons with animal bones donated to VCU from the Search and Rescue Tracking Institute. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Search and rescue group gets training in bone identification with VCU professor

Sept. 13, 2021

Members are trained to look for clothing on bushes or broken tree limbs but don’t have as much experience identifying and documenting human remains.

In “The Child Code,” VCU professor Danielle Dick explains how each child is uniquely coded with predispositions that affect their fearfulness, impulsivity, happiness, propensity for throwing tantrums and all other aspects of their personality.

How understanding your child’s unique nature can make you a more effective parent

Sept. 9, 2021

VCU professor Danielle Dick’s new book, ‘The Child Code,’ helps parents adapt their parenting strategies to fit how their child is wired.