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Once a coronavirus vaccine exists, a VCU researcher’s mailable patch could deliver it to millions

Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy Someday, hundreds of millions of vaccinations against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could show up in people’s mailboxes and be applied as simply as slapping on a Band-Aid. That’s the vision of Guizhi “Julian” Zhu, Ph.D., at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Zhu, an assistant professor in the school’s Department of […]

He was 24 and healthy. COVID-19 almost killed him.

Pharmacy student warns: No one is immune to the pandemic, so stay alert and careful. Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy In the first months of the pandemic of 2020 Dan Buth already had done a lot to avoid getting sick.  He had stopped social travel — a big adjustment; he loved to visit new places. […]

Researcher develops novel vaccine to treat colorectal cancer in combination with immunotherapy

A School of Pharmacy researcher’s new vaccine to boost the immune system’s ability to fight colorectal cancer has shown promise in pre-clinical experiments.  Julian Zhu, Ph.D., an assistant professor at VCU School of Pharmacy and a member of the Developmental Therapeutics research program at VCU Massey Cancer Center, developed the novel vaccine and used it […]

Stall Street Journal online

The Stall Street Journal is a series of posters about health and wellness created and distributed by VCU’s wellness center, The Well. During our current period of social distancing, we will upload PDFs of the journal to this page.

COVID-19 updates for the School of Pharmacy

This page has general information and links organized by category — Students, Faculty and Staff. New information will be added to the top of each category. Out of date information may be deleted to avoid possible confusion. The safety and health of all our School of Pharmacy colleagues and students is our top priority. If […]

COVID-19 information for staff

Telework policy Non-designated employees who feel they have a compelling reason to work on-campus should discuss their designation with their managers. A procedure for approving/disapproving and documenting such work is below. Personnel with clinical responsibilities should fulfill those responsibilities as needed by their clinical locations. All staff are expected to work normal work hours. Faculty […]

COVID-19 information for students

Updated July 22, 2020, at 5:05 p.m. Pharm.D. and graduate students can find the latest information for them here. Information just added will begin with the word NEW. A section focused on graduate-student topics can be found below under the heading Graduate Students. General information for all School of Pharmacy and links to information for […]

COVID-19 information for faculty

Telework policy All School of Pharmacy employees are classified as “non-designated” employees. Therefore, effective March 23, 2020, all SoP employees are not to work in campus facilities unless specific arrangements are made. Details are below. Only staff or faculty specifically designated as needing to be on site will be permitted to work in campus offices. […]

Miss America Camille Schrier: ‘Take your time’ when it comes to medication safety

The School of Pharmacy student spoke to her peers at VCU about her national ‘Mind Your Meds’ social impact initiative and the lessons she has learned so far. By Mary Kate BroganUniversity Public Afairsbroganm2@vcu.edu It may be just one extra moment, but taking extra time — as a patient, caregiver or provider — when it […]

Colonial Williamsburg internship gives Pharm.D. students chance ‘to do something unusual’

By Greg WeatherfordSchool of Pharmacygoweatherfor@vcu.edu Mortar and pestle? All set. Pill-rolling molds? Check. Bonnet and corset? Check and check. Leeches? Hold on … For their fourth and final year of school, Virginia Commonwealth University pharmacy students travel across the country or the world for a series of five-week internships in professional settings. They usually can […]

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