A scientific voice to improve international aid

Carrie Dolan, Ph.D., advocates for countries with boundless health care challenges and limited resources.

David Baldacci once wrote stories in secret at VCU. Now he has millions of readers around the world.

David Baldacci

Decades after Baldacci graduated from VCU and left town for law school, he still closely identifies with the university and its students.

Medicines for All Institute co-founder elected as National Academy of Inventors fellow

B. Frank Gupton will be inducted as a 2019 National Academy of Inventors fellow. Gupton is co-founder and CEO of the Medicines for All Institute, which works to increase global access to lifesaving medications by reducing manufacturing costs.

It’s a well-rounded life

Mitesh Amin, M.D. (B.S.’95/H&S; M.D.’99/M; H.S.’10), might well qualify as a modern-day Renaissance man … and not just because he followed an atypical career path.

Laying down roots

Pitch competition winner holding his certificate and surrounded by the judges.

After graduating from the VCU School of Business, David Waltenbaugh spent more than a decade working in the investment industry. But for most of that time, he knew it wasn’t his ultimate career path.

Commitment to creativity and digital literacy earns VCU designation as an Adobe Creative Campus

VCU is the first school in Virginia to be named an Adobe Creative Campus.

As he conducts cancer research, Omar Mian’s education — and his father — are never far from mind

Omar Mian shared his perspectives with M.D.-Ph.D. students at their 2019 fall retreat.

Prescribing change for a national epidemic

Kathryn Schwienteck Hartka, Pharm.D., Ph.D. (Pharm.D.’15/P; Ph.D.’19/M), first became passionate about learning how drugs affect the human brain studying neuroscience as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

Alumni return to perform a gala of opera scenes

Each fall, VCU Opera delights fans with a fully staged gala of scenes from famous operas. The annual production of opera’s “greatest hits” features the talents of student singers from the School of the Arts Department of Music, providing valuable experience and preparing them for future success as opera singers.

When one door closes: Alumna creates her own pathway to success after setback

Altimese Nichole Curry (B.S.'07/MC), leader of the VCU Alumni Lowcountry Chapter, takes over our Instagram account tomorrow, Nov. 8, to share her time at Homecoming.