Biomedical engineering alumni Ashley Bland receives VCU Alumni’s 10 Under 10 award for contributions to Richmond Public Schools

Bland was named Richmond Public Schools Teacher of the Year in 2021 and Virginia Region I Teacher of the Year in 2022.

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VCU awarded $3 million from the NIH to continue research training of students underrepresented in the sciences

Two renewed grants, which support undergraduate and graduate students in pursuing biomedical and behavioral research, highlight VCU’s national standing.


Health in History: VCU Expert Discusses Space Travel’s Effects on the Body

Henry Donahue, Ph.D., Alice T. and William H. Goodwin Jr. Endowed Professor and Chair in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the VCU College of Engineering, has worked with NASA since 2011 studying the health effects of space travel.


SMART Scholar Sophie Kothe is working towards making an impact in the future of biomedical engineering.

Kothe, a recent recipient of the Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship, cites Annie Easley as inspiration for her hard work and success.


More than ever, startups at VCU are turning ideas into businesses

Where science meets commerce, TechTransfer and Ventures is helping inventors find an audience beyond campus.

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Fueled by new National Cancer Institute grant, Priscilla Hwang, Ph.D., furthers study of cancer cell migration

Complimentary work that earned her a Faculty Early Development Award from the National Science Foundation, Hwang and her fellow researchers are examining cancer cell reactions that lead to metastasis.

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VCU Engineering faculty receive promotions and tenure

Congratulations to our recently-promoted VCU Engineering faculty! These advancements reflect their outstanding dedication and accomplishments.

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Class of 2023: Santiago Lopez immigrated to the U.S. at a young age. At VCU, he excelled in STEM and won a prestigious NSF fellowship

Lopez, who is graduating from the College of Engineering with a degree in biomedical engineering, will next pursue his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University.


VCU undergraduate earns Goldwater Scholarship, a highly sought-after honor for students in STEM fields

As a Goldwater Scholar, biology researcher and Richmond native Gabriella Daire pursues her interest in space medicine.


Representing medical advances and transdisciplinary research, 22 VCU researchers are inducted into National Academy of Inventors

“The unstoppable knowledge creation and the transformative innovation being carried out here is felt locally, nationally and globally,” said P. Srirama Rao, Ph.D., vice president for research and innovation.

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