Author: President Rao

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

VCU

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.

VCU researchers begin clinical trials on investigational drug therapy for COVID-19

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March 24, 2020 Dear VCU and VCU Health colleagues, We are proud to share that VCU researchers have started two clinical trials on a potential, experimental treatment for COVID-19. Dr. Arun Sanyal, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the VCU School of Medicine and a liver specialist and gastroenterologist at VCU Health, is leading […]

Flattening the curve

Though your college experience should be enjoyable and engaging, now is not the time for social gatherings. Now is the time to protect yourself and each other. Now is the time for social distancing, even if you’re asymptomatic and even if you don’t feel at risk personally because you’re young and healthy. We’re in this together. Let’s take care of each other.

Major COVID-19 announcements: remote classes, housing, refunds, commencement, teleworking

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To the University Community, We all feel the loss of leading our normal lives for reasons that are beyond anyone’s control. We are in the midst of this unprecedented life-threatening situation, where there are no easy decisions or solutions. Our first obligation is, and will continue to be, to ensure your health and safety as […]