Virginia Commonwealth University

The Virginia Commonwealth University, (VCU) was founded in 1838 in Richmond, Virginia. VCU has approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. VCU is noted for high research activity in the combined medical school and research institute. The VCU Medical Center is ranked high for complex surgeries including heart transplants. The Lois E. and Eugene P. Trani Life Science Building is relatively new and promotes research in the life sciences. VCU's analytical chemistry Dr. John B. Fenn was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2002.

Harrison House 816 West Franklin Street P.O. Box 842036 Richmond, Virginia 23284-2036

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Oncology & Cancer

Anti-malarial drug shows promise for brain cancer treatment

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive form of cancer in the brain that is typically fatal. But new findings by VCU Massey Cancer Center and VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM) researchers could help increase ...

Medical research

On the frontlines: How clinical trials are key to fighting viruses

In March, someone in Seattle became the first person in the United States to take an experimental dose of a potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Doctors injected 45 healthy people as part of a clinical trial ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Comparing COVID-19 with H1N1 and other viral outbreaks

Viral outbreaks are a natural part of life, said Richard P. Wenzel, M.D., chair emeritus and professor of the Department of Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Medicine.

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