President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

Category results for: Health

Call for nominations: 2022 Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment

To the VCU and VCU Health System Communities: We proudly champion diversity and inclusion as a core value, and engage in initiatives that create and nurture a dynamic and inclusive learning environment.  All people of differing cultural backgrounds, identities, abilities and life experiences are embraced, engaged and empowered to drive excellence and success. Annually the […]

A historic day for VCU

At this morning’s State of the University address, I was honored to unveil news that is historic and truly transformative. VCU is the grateful recipient of a record $104 million gift to advance the Stravitz-Sanyal Institute for Liver Disease and Metabolic Health at VCU. Liver disease is one of the top 10 factors reducing life expectancy in the U.S., […]

Shake it Up: VCU State of the University 2022

WOW! What a great way to start our morning. We have so many impactful stories to tell at VCU! Thank you for being here in person and virtually. Throughout the pandemic, there’s been one constant: your dedication and compassion to help those who need us most. At VCU, students and patients are at the center […]

VCU 2021 Annual Report

To the VCU Community, I am writing to say, THANK YOU. This pandemic has shown us we can innovate and break the mold of higher education’s centuries-old system. And, you continue to prove that Virginia Commonwealth University is a community that quickly and successfully adapts and responds to the unforeseen, fulfilling in exceptional ways our […]

Announcing the VCU Office of Health Equity

Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the establishment of the VCU Office of Health Equity. This new office is housed in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and will support and build upon the accomplishments, relationships and knowledge gained from the VCU Health Equity Initiative to support the university and health system’s […]

A Successful Fall Semester

Dear VCU Community, Welcome to the start of the Fall 2021 semester! Though we begin this academic year in the continuing shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be defined by it. Our One VCU: Better Together plan is guiding how we create a robust campus experience in ways that promote and protect our individual and community […]

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