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VCU joins national student success initiative

Virginia Commonwealth University has joined a collaboration of 130 public and land-grant universities dedicated to improving student success in colleges and universities across the country.

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VCU completes enrollment for national study on childhood brain development

The National Institutes of Health announced this week that a 21-member research consortium including Virginia Commonwealth University has completed enrollment for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study — the largest longitudinal neuroimaging study of human brain development ever launched.

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VCU researchers test effectiveness of anti-opioid vaccine

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are testing a vaccine against opioid abuse developed by the Scripps Research Institute in California. The vaccine is meant to block the effects of heroin and fentanyl in patients with opioid use disorder.

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University presidents consider the challenges of commemorating history’s dark chapters

As people and institutions throughout the United States undertake a re-examination of the country’s history and how it is commemorated, two university presidents and one former president met at Virginia Commonwealth University last week to consider the opportunities and challenges that society as a whole — and colleges in particular — face when attempting to identify the best, most honest ways of remembering and learning from the past.

Stephanie Smith, a member of the East Marshall Street Well Project's Family Representative Council

Recommendations made for human remains uncovered in 1990s VCU construction project

Members of the East Marshall Street Well Project Family Representative Council shared their recommendations for the continued study, memorialization and burial of human remains uncovered 24 years ago during construction of the Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building on Virginia Commonwealth University’s MCV campus.

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