President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

Category results for: Health

The Pursuit of Justice and Equality

As we recognize challenges, triumphs and leaders during Black History Month, we must remember the important role institutions like VCU and VCU Health have in the pursuit of justice and social, economic and health care equality. This pursuit, coupled with our location in the heart of Richmond, demands that we acknowledge the lasting impact of racism […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week at VCU

2020 was a year unlike any other. We navigated a global pandemic, protests against racial violence, the effects of climate change, and one of the most significant elections in the history of the United States. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, in his letter from a Birmingham Jail, wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to […]

Spring semester changes

Dear VCU students, faculty and staff, We are looking forward to welcoming you back for spring semester 2021.  At the same time, our nation and region continue to face the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are in the third and most virulent surge of the COVID-19 virus. The COVID-19 infection rate is […]

VCU research and awards

Dear VCU and VCU Health community, Before we take a brief break for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am writing to thank you for your amazing work during a year of change. I am grateful for your unwavering dedication to creativity, discovery, innovation and the advancement of the human condition. With your hard work and support, […]

Stay strong together

Dear VCU and VCU Health community, As we near the end of the semester and approach Thanksgiving, I want to pause briefly and say thank you again. This summer and fall have been extraordinary, bringing together the best in all of us. We found new ways of teaching, healing, research and creativity. We found new […]

VCU Massey 25 for 25: Health Equity and Justice campaign

We all imagine a world without cancer, and I’m proud that VCU Massey Cancer Center is hard at work making this a reality. Did you know that African Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population but have a higher cancer mortality rate than other ethnic and racial groups in the country? Today, the […]

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