• President Michael Rao, Ph.D., at the Academic Learning Commons

  • VCU Staff Senate's 2014 Marquita Aguilar Walk-A-Thon

  • School of Medicine students with President Michael Rao, Ph.D.

  • School of Dentistry students with President Michael Rao, Ph.D.

  • First week of classes

    First week of classes

    President Michael Rao, Ph.D., talking with student Kelsey Costellia

  • Ram Camp 2013

    Ram Camp 2013

    President Michael Rao, Ph.D., chatting with Ram Camp participants

  • VCU Invents reception

    Invented at VCU reception

    Internal medicine professor Steven Grant, M.D. (left), and President Michael Rao, Ph.D.

  • Reception honoring Provost Beverly J. Warren, Ed.D., Ph.D., FACSM, (pictured left)

  • Diamond Jubilee Medal ceremony

    Diamond Jubilee Medal ceremony

    Left to right: John Duval, CEO of MCV Hospitals; Frederick Ballantyne, governor general of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Michael Rao, Ph.D., president of VCU and the VCU Health System; Sheldon Retchin, M.D., M.S.P.H., CEO of VCU Health System and senior vice president of VCU Health Sciences

  • Saudi delegation

    Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission reception

    Left to right: Turki Al-mugaiteeb, Saudi Student Organization at VCU president and nanotechnology and nanoscience Ph.D. candidate; VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D.; SACM Assistant Cultural Attaché for Academic Affairs Mohammed Alomar; and Director of the Southeastern Region Ali Alferaehy

  • Alumni Day at The Diamond

    Alumni Day at The Diamond

    President Michael Rao, Ph.D. (right), and head men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart (center) cheering on the Richmond Flying Squirrels

Achieving our ‘Quest for Quality’ in health care

  • 16th July 2014
Achieving our ‘Quest for Quality’ in health care

Congratulations to our colleagues at the VCU Medical Center for receiving the nation’s top honor for leadership and innovation in safety and quality improvement. The American Hospital Association–McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® recognizes our team for its sustainable and widely adopted approach to achieve the Institute of Medicine’s six quality…

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Announcing the 2014 Presidential Research Quest Fund recipients

  • 2nd July 2014
Announcing the 2014 Presidential Research Quest Fund recipients

The Presidential Research Quest Fund, formerly the Presidential Research Incentive Program, recently announced its sixth round of internal funding awards, totaling more than $867,000 to support faculty engaged in new, emerging or continuing research. PeRQ Funds are part of an important initiative that provides seed funding in a competitive environment…

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How the commonwealth’s budget affects VCU

  • 1st July 2014
How the commonwealth’s budget affects VCU

The Virginia General Assembly last week passed a $96 billion budget for 2014-16 biennium that, for the most part, held steady current state spending levels. However, an unexpected $1.5 billion shortfall in state revenue means the commonwealth’s budget will be much leaner than was expected earlier in the year. This…

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VCU Community Memorial Hospital: A healthy partnership

  • 30th June 2014
VCU Community Memorial Hospital: A healthy partnership

Friday, June 27, marked an historic day for Virginia Commonwealth University and our health system as we came together with representatives from Community Memorial Healthcenter in South Hill, Va., to sign an affiliation agreement to join operations. With this agreement, beginning July 1, CMH will be renamed VCU Community Memorial…

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The halfway point of Quest – and beyond

  • 4th June 2014
The halfway point of Quest – and beyond

Earlier this week, VCU’s leadership team engaged in a series of in-depth discussions about our progress in achieving the ambitions outlined in our Quest for Distinction strategic plan. The conversations were informative and revealing: By any measure, the first three years of Quest have been profoundly successful, thanks to my…

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