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Small Molecules, Big Ideas

Emerging research suggests that chronic inflammation may be linked to the buildup of cellular debris that causes neurological dysfunction in Alzheimer’s patients. Armed with that knowledge, one VCU Health researcher is exploring how to disrupt inflammation responses and develop treatments for Alzheimer's.

Using the CARES Act to Make Your Impact

Understanding the immense national need for philanthropic support at hospitals and nonprofits, Congress included several provisions in the recent CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) to encourage giving.

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Honoring Those Who Support the VCU Health Mission

During times like these we feel especially fortunate to partner with a world-class academic health center. We have watched how the extraordinary professionals at VCU Health have handled this health crisis with compassion and strength.

We hope the stories in our latest issue of the Chronicle of Giving continue to inspire you.

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Scents and Sense Ability

Two VCU researchers are studying the occurrence of anosmia in COVID-19 patients. For them it’s a natural growth of their work to create a way to restore a sense of smell to individuals who have lost the ability when the nose’s neural pathways are severed from the olfactory bulb.

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Good Vibrations

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. The neurodegenerative disorder affects nearly 1 million people in the U.S.

Last year, VCU School of Nursing researcher and several VCU colleagues received a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation to study a vibrating device worn inside the shoe that could significantly reduce or put an end to a prevalent symptom of the disease.

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Massey’s New Director Sets Bold Vision

Robert Winn, M.D., began as director of VCU Massey Cancer Center in December 2019 and has hit the ground running to enact an ambitious agenda while also responding to and managing Massey's response to COVID-19.

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Medicines for All

April 7 is World Health Day. There couldn’t be a more fitting time than right now to think about health on a global scale, and how disease affects the human race without regard for borders. The fights against viruses, bacteria and illness are battles we wage together, and we couldn’t be prouder to share the ways a lab in Richmond is making lifesaving global health drugs more affordable and more available for people around the globe.  

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MCV Campus Endowed Scholarships

The MCV Campus Endowed Scholarship Brunch has been an opportunity for scholarship donors and recipients to meet, say thank you, discuss past and future careers, and sometimes make lifelong connections. While it didn’t take place this spring, the impact and generosity of scholarship donors is still quite remarkable and worthy of praise.