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Sponsored Content: Meredith Weiss, VCU’s vice president for administration, named interim vice president for finance and chief financial officer

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In both roles, she serves as a strategic advisor to President Michael Rao, leading university financial, business and administrative operations. Virginia Commonwealth University has announced the appointment of Meredith Weiss, Ph.D., as interim vice president for finance and chief financial officer. As interim CFO, Weiss has a wide range of responsibilities, including oversight of enterprise-wide… Read more »

Sponsored Content: FREIGHT RAIL. THE ECONOMIC ENGINE THAT COULD.

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  Name this state: In 2023, it enjoyed double-digit growth in the construction, retail and information technology sectors1. It’s home to the nation’s third fastest growing technology hub2. And with over $728 billion in goods and services3, it’s the 13th largest economy in the U.S.4 If you said Virginia, you’re right. And helping to deliver… Read more »

Sponsored Content: How a new VCU School of Dentistry building would benefit Virginia

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By John Wallace VCU School of Dentistry As the only dental school in the state, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry plays a critical role in educating the next generation of dental professionals and supporting the oral health of communities across the commonwealth. VCU is seeking to build a new home for the School of Dentistry on… Read more »

Sponsored Content: Retatrutide ‘wiped out’ fat in liver of obese patients

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By A.J. Hostetler More than 85% of obese participants with fatty liver disease in a clinical trial of the experimental drug retatrutide reduced their liver fat to the point where they would no longer be classified as having fatty liver disease, according to the Virginia Commonwealth University hepatologist leading the sub-study. Arun Sanyal, M.D., director… Read more »

Sponsored Content: VCU Health workforce programs help young adults with employment

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In a typical day, Angel Glenn, a 22-year-old certified medical assistant in the VCU Health neurology department, makes sure patients get their medication refills and forms sent to the correct doctor. Her duties also include checking over patients’ referrals – ensuring they are processed correctly – and scheduling medical visits. Glenn always knew she would… Read more »

Sponsored Content: Celebrating VCU’s “best year ever”

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As we wrap up the semester, I’m excited to share good news. Recently Virginia Commonwealth University announced that we have risen to 47 in the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s rankings of public research universities. We’ve exceeded our goal to be in the top 50! This NSF ranking is a testament to VCU’s commitment to research… Read more »

Sponsored Content: VCU leads Virginia in supporting military families. But the cost is rising unsustainably

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By Brian McNeill Marisa Colon attends Virginia Commonwealth University through the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program, which covers the cost of tuition and fees for spouses and children of military service members who were killed, missing in action, taken prisoner, or 90% or more disabled as a result of their military service. For her, Colon… Read more »

Sponsored Content: Junior Achievement of Central Virginia’s JA Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame

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Honoring the best in business to inspire the next in business Junior Achievement of Central Virginia is a nonprofit that helps inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. This is accomplished through programs that focus on smart money management, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. The organization works with schools and nonprofit partners… Read more »

Sponsored Content: Long & Foster Leads the Industry

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Giving back is one of the core values at Long & Foster Real Estate. From donating gifts to Toys for Tots to raising awareness and funds for the American Heart Association, Long & Foster’s real estate agents and employees come together regularly to give back to the communities where they live, work and play.  The… Read more »

Sponsored Content: Richmond’s KPMG office is on the move

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  Wendy Lewis, Office Managing Partner Wendy was recently named managing partner of KPMG’s Richmond office. Wendy succeeded Paul Croston who retired from the firm on September 30. Lewis will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of KPMG’s Richmond office and supporting the career development of over 235 partners and professionals. Lewis brings… Read more »