President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

Category results for: VCU Medical Center

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

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 […]

VCU Health’s mission

VCU Health’s mission statement clearly sets our goals for us as a place dedicated to providing high-quality care to all who come to us seeking care and treatment:  We preserve and restore health for all people of Virginia and beyond through innovation in service, research, and education. And, an environment that is respectful is the […]

VCU is all heart

We performed the 16th heart transplant in human history more than half century ago. And we continue to be on the front lines of the war against mankind’s greatest killer.   Every year, about 630,000 Americans die of heart disease. That’s a staggering number. To put it in tragic perspective, that’s like losing the entire […]

Response, service and compassion during tragedy

With heavy hearts, we recognize the tremendous loss and extend our condolences to the victims of the tragic shootings at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. We reach out to their families, friends, and community at large, to offer our empathy for their despair and grief. While these senseless and brutal acts of violence take a toll on us all, the families carry the greatest burden.

Our Commitments to Diversity and Inclusion

Dear VCU and VCU Health Communities, Many of us across the Commonwealth are deeply disappointed and dismayed by revelations over the weekend surrounding the governor’s admission to behaviors in his past that most find to be culturally and racially disparaging.  These revelations remind us of the pain and trauma many people in our state and […]

GRTC to pilot new ridership program for VCU and VCU Health

Dear members of the VCU and VCU Health communities,   Now through July 31, 2019, you will have – at no cost to you – unlimited transportation access on GRTC’s Pulse Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and regular fixed-route bus service (local and express) – thanks to a new partnership with GRTC.   We are excited for this partnership opportunity and […]

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