Year in review
As we look back at 2012, the VCU Medical Center has much to be proud of. We made great strides in research, rolled out advancements in patient care and provided a new generation of students with the knowledge, tools and experience they’ll need to become top-notch health care professionals and researchers.
We invite you to explore a timeline highlighting just some of our newsworthy accomplishments and breakthroughs from 2012. To view a comprehensive list of 2012 news stories, visit the VCU News Center archives.
VCU School of Pharmacy announces
new satellite campus
A new satellite location at the University of Virginia will help alleviate the shortage of pharmacists in Central Virginia.
VCU School of Nursing announces
Ph.D. hybrid format
The VCU School of Nursing is making a Ph.D. degree more convenient for nurses who want to continue working while pursuing a doctorate.
VCU moves into
top 100 in NSF research rankings
VCU showed a significant increase in research and development expenditures in both federal and total spending categories.
VCU Medical Center trains its
1,000th Special Operations Combat Medic
The VCU Medical Center is one of only three civilian institutions in the country to participate in the U.S. military’s SOCM training program.
U.S.News & World Report ranks VCU Medical Center
No. 1 hospital in Virginia
and the Richmond metro area
The rankings reflect four programs — nephrology, pulmonology, orthopaedics and urology — in the top 50 in the nation.
VCU awarded grant from
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
The three-year grant will support research on the benefits of memory and problem-solving training compared to supportive therapy in people with Parkinson’s disease.
Study finds that
25 percent more primary care physicians
are needed by 2025 following passage of the Affordable Care Act
Researchers project that nearly 33,000 additional primary care physicians will be required to care for a growing population, with an additional 10,000 physicians needed to care for the elderly.
Dentistry@VCU recognized as
first NCOHF University Affiliate Oral Health Zone
Dental hygienists, dental students and residents provide free oral health education and patient screenings to organizations, schools and community groups in the Greater Richmond area.
Massey Cancer Center scientists
discover mechanism that could reduce obesity
Scientists successfully reverse obesity by manipulating the production of an enzyme known as tyrosine-protein kinase-2 (Tyk2).