Michelle Obama visit
First lady Michelle Obama visited VCU Jan. 11, 2012, to announce an initiative of the country’s top medical colleges and universities to create a new generation of doctors, medical schools and research facilities to ensure that service members receive the medical care they deserve.
The VCU School of Medicine was among 101 members of the Association of American Medical Colleges that signed a pledge to support Joining Forces, a comprehensive national initiative to mobilize all sectors of society to give service members and their families opportunities and support, specifically in the areas of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
The White House selected VCU to host the announcement because it is a national leader in TBI research and a strong partner with the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. VCU’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation faculty members have served in physician leadership and clinical positions at the Richmond VA for more than 30 years.