Statement regarding Richmond protests and VCU’s shared community

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Dear VCU and VCU Health community, For several days, I have watched crowds of people across the nation and here in Richmond express their anger and frustration over distressing, horrific events against African Americans in our country, including the recent killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. […]

A more empowered and supportive world for everyone

Like many of you, I have struggled to comprehend what has unfolded in Georgia, Kentucky, New York, Minnesota, and other places across our nation. And I’m reminded that social media has not captured so vividly centuries old injustices against African Americans. I am appalled, horrified, distressed and sickened all at once. I fear for my own sons, […]

Significant grant announcement

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Dear VCU and VCU Health community, Across Virginia Commonwealth University, we have been fighting COVID-19 from the front lines. I could not be more proud of or grateful to our care teams who are saving lives, our faculty and students who are learning and innovating in remarkable ways, and our alumni and communities who are […]

May 2020 commencement update

Because of state and federal orders prohibiting large gatherings, I am sorry we cannot honor you in person at commencement next month.

COVID-19 update for April 7

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Dear VCU and VCU Health Community, We are living in a world that none of us could have imagined, even a month ago. The COVID-19 crisis presents unprecedented challenges in our lives – none of us is untouched by this global pandemic. I am very proud of how the university and health system have risen […]

Thank you to healthcare providers

As we continue our incredible work related to COVID-19, let me take a moment to say thank you.  I could not be more proud, nor more inspired, by what we do across the VCU Health System every day—and now more than ever.