Making sure medications get to the right place in the body for optimal treatment is an ongoing concern in healthcare. In aerosol treatments intended for the lungs, 60-90 percent of the medication is wasted and never reaches its target in adults.
2017 has been an amazing year on the MCV Campus at VCU Health. As we continued to support the region’s only comprehensive academic health center by inspiring philanthropic contributions and sharing the stories of life-saving global impact, the campus’s progress toward reaching goals for improving patient care, research and education has been substantial.
A year of celebration culminated on Dec. 2 as the VCU Health Hume-Lee Transplant Center commemorated 60 years of milestones and second chances.
This Dec. 3 marked the 50th anniversary of the world’s first successful human-to-human heart transplant. The procedure’s success was one of the most significant healthcare advancements of the 20th century, and a former Medical College of Virginia surgeon named Richard Lower, M.D., is considered one of its chief architects.