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2017 News Archive

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– The scientific method – Retired Dean Jerry Strauss took a scientific approach to improving VCU School of Medicine – Read more.

– Twitter chat to focus on African-Americans and heart disease – In alliance with American Heart Month, VCU Health will host a Twitter chat with Keyur Shah, M.D., a cardiologist at VCU Health Pauley Heart Center. The chat is 3-4 p.m. on Feb. 22. – Read more.

– Breaking through barriers to HIV care – "Global is local and local is global." April D. Kimmel, Ph.D., applies this simple, but impactful notion to her work daily as an applied decision scientist. – Read more.

– After kidney transplant, Williamsburg couple 'can make any day Valentine's Day' – Bruce and Leah Luongo don't have any plans for Valentine's Day this year. But, eight months ago, Bruce Luongo received a gift from his wife that far outweighs the day's typical cupid correlations. – Read more.

– VCU love stories – Many people who come to Virginia Commonwealth University to study or work discover something along the way that they did not necessarily expect - the love of their life. Below, eight happy couples share stories of how VCU helped shape their relationships. – Read more.

– Empathy, hospitality, and open arms at Hume-Lee's dinner at The Doorways – Transplant center staff serves guests at patient homestead. – Read more.

– Alumnus goes from playing doctor to being one – Oluyinka Olutoye, M.D., Ph.D., wanted to be a doctor from an early age. As he recalls, the desire stemmed from a childhood experience in his native Nigeria. – Read more.

– Bridge between scientists and engineers sets stage for medical technologies and high-tech jobs – Gov. Terry McAuliffe has a message for Virginia institutes of higher education that Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao, Ph.D., hears loud and clear. – Read more.

– VCU, Swedish study finds divorce increases risk for developing alcohol use disorders – Divorce is causally related to a significant increase in risk for development of alcohol use disorders, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden. – Read more.

– Faculty and Staff Features for January 2017 – David Wilkinson, M.D., Ph.D., professor and former chair, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, has been selected by the Association of Pathology Chairs Council as the recipient of the 2017 APC Distinguished Service Award. – Read more.

– Stroke survivor: 'I was in the right place at the right time with the right people' – Mildred Thomas was taking a break from visiting a friend in the hospital when she ordered a junior hamburger, fries and a drink at the Wendy's inside Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center on Labor Day. Then, her thoughts became eerily inaudible. – Read more.

– VCU research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests possible protective effects of obesity for heart failure – Although obesity increases the risk of heart failure, it might also provide some protective effects once heart failure is diagnosed because of an obese individual's increased amount of lean or muscle mass, according to new findings published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. – Read more.

– Research report: The numbers behind the innovation – The impact of Virginia Commonwealth University researchers is wide-ranging - they have patented a canine vaccine for Lyme disease, led a nationwide effort to study concussions and aided the resurgence of sturgeon in the James River. – Read more.

– Passionate pursuit: Alumna builds breast-imaging program in Tidewater – With most of the breast cancer diagnoses she delivers, Melinda "Lindy" Dunn, M.D., can put a positive spin on the news. That's because, with the help of dedicated radiologists and modern technology, 70 percent of the Women's Imaging Pavilion's cancer diagnoses are stage 0 or 1, far better than the national average of 62.6 percent. – Read more.

– New peanut allergy prevention guidelines: What do they mean for your child? – On Jan. 5, an expert panel sponsored by the National Institutes of Health published new clinical guidelines for pediatric peanut allergy prevention. Santhosh Kumar, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology at Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, answered questions about the new guidelines and what they mean for children and their parents. – Read more.

– New report details VCU's economic and cultural impact on the city, region and state – Virginia Commonwealth University generates nearly $6 billion in economic activity and supports 63,000 jobs in Virginia, according to a new report examining VCU's economic and cultural impact. – Read more.