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May 26, 2015 11:41 PM ET

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Company Overview of Virginia Commonwealth University

Company Overview

Virginia Commonwealth University is an educational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate programs. It offers courses in arts, business, education, engineering, humanities, communications, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. The schools of the university include School of Allied Health Professions, School of the Arts, School of Education School of Education, School of Engineering, and School of Medicine. Virginia Commonwealth University was formerly known as Medical College of Virginia and changed its name to Virginia Commonwealth University in January, 1968. The university was founded in 1838 and is based in Richmond, Virginia.

Richmond, VA 23284

United States

Founded in 1838



Key Executives for Virginia Commonwealth University

Interim Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences
Vice Provost of Instruction
Director of the Health Policy and Law Initiative
Chairman of Department of Neurology and Director of Center for Parkinson's Disease Research
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Virginia Commonwealth University Key Developments

Virginia Commonwealth University Announces Executive Changes

Akel I Kahera has been appointed dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts (VCUQatar), pending approval by the VCU Board of Visitors at its May 8, 2015 meeting. Dr. Kahera succeeds Allyson Vanstone, who will leave VCUQatar in June after a successful eight-year tenure. Kahera joins from Clemson University, where he is associate dean in the College of Architecture, Arts Humanities.

Virginia Commonwealth University Presents at 2014 Autism Investment Conference, Mar-04-2014

Virginia Commonwealth University Presents at 2014 Autism Investment Conference, Mar-04-2014 . Venue: Bently Reserve, 301 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States. Speakers: Tony Gentry, Director, Assistive Technology for Cognition Laboratory.

Virginia Commonwealth University and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Formalize Agreement to Develop Closer Scientific Cooperation

Virginia Commonwealth University and the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center have announced plans to work closely together on health research. The parties have signed an informal agreement with a common goal of moving important findings from the lab to the clinic and community more efficiently. Faculty members from both institutions plan to collaborate on a range of projects building off already successful partnerships. The memorandum of understanding signed by VCU and Penn State is built around the National Institutes of Health's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). The two institutions are among 62 academic research centers in the nation to receive CTSAs, which are intended to spur collaboration around scientific health discoveries. Working together, the institutions' CTSAs will promote collaboration among their scientists and develop training programs between VCU and Penn State. Specific purposes of the agreement include strengthening and building informatics capabilities, attaining national recognition for community-engaged research, fostering innovation in clinical and translational science and creating a collaborative education program. Another important area of cooperation will be the identification, evaluation, protection, transfer and commercialization of technologies.

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