Diane Kurtyka was the 59th patient to be implanted with the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart at VCU. Her son, Albert, was the 75th.
VCU students are teaching forensic science methods and techniques to local middle schoolers at after-school programs.
Dentistry student Amy Moody received a welcome surprise shortly after she walked off the stage at the recent School of Dentistry White Coat Ceremony.
A pair of VCU students and their adviser met with Vice President Joe Biden last month to discuss ideas for strengthening sexual assault policies on college campuses across the country.
- Mental illness risk higher for children of older fathers, study finds (New York Times)
- Your Health: Cardiology Q-and-A (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Hanging with Mr. Scalin (Richmond Magazine)
- Behind the scenes: Providing personalized medicine (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Letter grades for preventing sexual abuse (Wall Street Journal)
Events and announcements
VCU Massey Cancer Center invites all cancer patients, survivors and caregivers to join occupational therapist Suzänne Fleming Taylor, Ph.D., at the Stony Point Patient Resource Library, 9000 Stony Point Parkway, from noon to 1 p.m., for a free presentation on managing cancer fatigue. Register at www.CancerFatigue.eventbrite.com or call the number below. For more information, contact Alaina Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 628-4578.
The symposium, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Forum Room of the Student Commons, will focus on the positive and negative impact of digital humanities on humanities as a whole. Tara McPherson of the University of Southern California will provide the keynote address. The symposium is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Register in advance by emailing email@example.com.