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Study: Women who fixate on chronic pain more likely to be prescribed opioids

Study: Women who fixate on chronic pain more likely to be prescribed opioids

Female chronic pain sufferers who negatively fixate on their symptoms report greater pain intensity and are more likely to have an opioid prescription than men with the same condition, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and led by current Virginia Commonwealth University medical student Yasamin Sharifzadeh.

Faculty and Staff Features for June 2017

Faculty and Staff Features for June 2017

Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., associate professor, chair, Public Policy and Administration program, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, has received the first-ever Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award.

Division of Administration honors staff

Division of Administration honors staff

The division includes hundreds of employees who work for VCU Police, Technology Services, Parking and Transportation, Safety and Risk Management, Facilities Management and Human Resources.

Fellowship winner revels in humor, and your discomfort

Fellowship winner revels in humor, and your discomfort

Anthony Iacono wants to bring you into his world, and maybe even make you laugh. “It’s this perverse world,” said the graduate student in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Sculpture and Extended Media.

What’s wading in the water?

What’s wading in the water?

What’s summer without water sports and wet suits? However, as the official start of summer approaches and outdoor recreation abounds, VCU Health physicians are encouraging swimmers of all ages to be mindful of what wades in the water.

Four named to VCU Board of Visitors

Four named to VCU Board of Visitors

Gov. Terry McAullife has appointed two new members to the Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors and reappointed two others to four-year terms.

Arts grads seek out an ‘accelerated’ summer

Arts grads seek out an ‘accelerated’ summer

Two recent Department of Photography and Film graduates in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts will capture the past and future of a groundbreaking government particle physics research laboratory in an upcoming documentary project.

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