President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

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Addressing VCU’s historical connections to slavery

As a forward-focused, inclusive and diverse community committed to saving and improving all human lives, VCU must acknowledge and thoughtfully examine the role of racism and the institution of slavery in the institution’s past. With our full support, in 2021, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation focused on  Virginia’s five oldest colleges and universities – […]

Our Health, Safety, and Well-Being

Dear VCU and VCU Health communities, This has been a summer unlike any other. We have seen unparalleled support for each other and our community, including remarkable calls to action that have reshaped our educational and health-care experiences and the human experience beyond us. We have seen peaceful demonstrations against racism and injustice, providing brave […]

Remembering French Moore

I always enjoyed spending time with French Moore Jr. He one of our proudest and most distinguished alumni, and he was kind, brilliant, and compassionate, exactly the kind of person we enjoy spending time with. But more than that, and more to who French was, it reminded me of how deeply and how passionately someone can dedicate themselves to ensuring that others can have a better life, that they can be the very best versions of themselves.

Thanking John Ward

My faculty physician colleagues at VCU Health are among the most compassionate providers of care in the world. Their world-class talent has benefited our region, the Commonwealth, and many people with unique needs throughout the world

Dr. John Cullen: VCU’s Irish ancestor

On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone claims to have an Irish ancestor. At VCU, we really do. Meet John Cullen, who co-founded the Medical Department of Hampden-Sydney College, later called the Medical College of Virginia, the institution from which came Virginia Commonwealth University. Like the university that bears his legacy, Cullen’s story spans disciplines—from chemistry to […]

Guest post: Celebrating 125 years as a leader in nursing education and research

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the School of Nursing. Today’s guest post author is Dean Jean Giddens.   We have so much to proud of in 2018 as we mark our 125th year as a leader in nursing education and research. From its start in 1893 as the Virginia Hospital Training School for […]

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