At the event at the Science Museum of Virginia, VCU engineering professor Stephen Fong, Ph.D., shared results of recent VCU research on the health care costs of extreme heat. (Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications).

VCU faculty share insight at climate roundtable with Rep. Jennifer McClellan and NASA Deputy Administrator Pamela Melroy

Aug. 1, 2023

Researchers Stephen Fong, Ph.D., and Damian Pitt, Ph.D., discuss how extreme weather threatens public health in Virginia and across the country, as well as strategies for mitigating climate change.

Rohan Rathi is a rising senior in the VCU Honors College who is majoring in bioinformatics in VCU Life Sciences. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Honors student, faculty member research how to improve medical trust in Kenya

July 18, 2023

As part of a VCU summer research program, Rohan Rathi is working with professor Christopher Brooks on a project framed by pandemics.

Prolonged periods of extreme heat are becoming more common due to climate change, costing the U.S. approximately $1 billion in health care costs every summer, according to a new report. (Getty Images)

Interdisciplinary study from VCU reveals health care costs of extreme heat

July 17, 2023

Physicians, earth scientists, staff and students collaborated to better understand the health impact of extremely hot days in Virginia and across the nation – and they estimate a toll of $1 billion per summer.

Naci Oz in a lab

Naci Oz, CILSE Ph.D. candidate, recipient of the Smriti Bardhan Award of Excellence in Genetics Research

July 14, 2023

His research focuses on cellular aging and age-related disease.

From surf, turf and sky, NASA and VCU’s Rice Rivers Center deliver an immersive summer experience for undergraduates

June 29, 2023

In its inaugural session on the East Coast, the environmental research program taps VCU expertise and facilities to give 22 students from across the nation a hands-on role in high-level work.

Rima Franklin, Ph.D., who will serve as interim vice provost of VCU Life Sciences, conducts research in microbial ecology, wetland and soil biogeochemistry, nitrogen cycling, and environmental and public health microbiology. (File photo)

Rima Franklin named interim vice provost of VCU Life Sciences

June 12, 2023

Franklin, who will continue to serve as chair of the Department of Biology, joined the VCU faculty in 2007.

The Virginia Shad and River Herring Research Initiative is a collaboration between the VCU Rice Rivers Center and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (Photo contributed by VCU Rice Rivers Center.)

VCU, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partner to restore migratory fish in Virginia rivers

May 18, 2023

The partnership will support the conservation of American shad and other species.

Donté Jackson standing on a hill overlooking a city

Widen your lens and capture the moment

May 8, 2023

Donté Jackson tells his personal experience on why studying abroad matters.

6 students standing outside

ENVS outdoor programming and event management students spent the semester planning Earth Day Events

May 3, 2023

Center for Environmental Studies students part of Earth day events.

The Graduate Research Symposium and Exhibit and the Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity are centerpiece events for VCU Research Weeks every year, highlighting the work of student researchers. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

From smoking to scenic rivers, VCU students spotlight their insight at research symposiums

May 2, 2023

Graduate and undergraduate researchers showcase their creativity and welcome the feedback.