In this issue


An illustration of people of different colors wearing face masks that cover their mouths and noses Feature

Undoing injustice

The burden of illness and death has been borne unequally across America. Identifying and eradicating these disparities is a monumental challenge, but VCU is committed to the effort.

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Student safety ambassadors Carly Jackson (left), Ayanna Farmer-Lawrence and Mary Claryns Truz on the Compass Feature

Mapping a road to reform

As discussions about police reform dominate national and local conversations, VCU Police are meeting the community’s public safety needs in a holistic and inclusive way.

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B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D., CEO of the Medicines for All Institute Feature

You made it real

Because of your generous support, the Make It Real Campaign for VCU finished strong, with record donations of more than $800 million that will transform lives for years to come.

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Sarah Henderson, School of Pharmacy, Class of 2022 Feature

Being the change

VCU’s core value of community engagement attracts students from all disciplines who aim to use their time at the university to lead change on campus and beyond.

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M.B. Veerabhadrappa (left), Shantha Veerabhadrappa, Krishna Ravindra, P.V. Ravindra, M.D., Geetha Ravindra and Lakshmi Ravindra, M.D., at the School of Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony in 2019 Feature

A common bond

Relocating with his bride from India to North Carolina provided P.V. “Ravi” Ravindra, M.D. (H.S.’96/M; F.S.’99/M), and decades later his children, with a new family tradition: VCU.

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Ariana Paige, recipient of the Doug and Cathy Greenwood Scholarship Alumni support

Turning dreams to reality

A student working toward her dream of becoming a midwife receives support to reach her goal from a new scholarship created during VCU’s Invest in Me campaign.

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Brian and Jessica Haug standing outside their first house in Richmond’s historic Fan district Alumni profile

Building community

Brian (B.S.’02/En) and Jessica (B.S.’02/B) Haug own and manage 30 properties in Richmond, Virginia, the first of which they bought when they were juniors at VCU.

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David Clopton, Ph.D., Pharm.D., receiving the Social Justice Award in 2009 from former School of Pharmacy Dean Victor Yanchick Alumni profile

Providing access to care

A personal mission to help underserved populations, backed by his faith, inspires the work of Cmdr. David Clopton, Ph.D., Pharm.D. (Pharm.D.’09/P; Cert.’09/HP).

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and VCU Health team member Audrey Roberson, Ph.D., recipient of the first COVID-19 vaccine at VCU Health Feature

Stronger together

As a community, we have risen to the challenge and continue to remain steadfast in our mission to advance knowledge, student success and provide world-class patient care.

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