2024 CHS Student Awards

KHS students and faculty received an award in the 2024 CHS Student Awards Celebration

May 9, 2024

On May 9, 2024, KHS students and faculty were honored at the annual Student Awards Celebration of VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences.

Alyssa Sievers' knee injury in high school sparked an interest in health care that has endured. (Contributed photo)

Class of 2024: Alyssa Sievers turned injury into opportunity and found her passion for physical therapy

May 1, 2024

The Honors College student, who will pursue graduate studies through VCU, also used Spanish skills to address language barriers to health care.

Sophomore Charmi Patel, shown here scanning replicas in a classroom inside VCU’s STEM Building, researched bone pathology in nonhuman primates with guidance from mentor Marie Vergamini. (Kevin Morley, VCU Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Charmi Patel goes bone-deep behind the scenes at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

April 12, 2024

VCU sophomore studies skeletons of nonhuman primates for clues into death and disease.

Exercise may benefit women’s longevity more dramatically than men’s, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Getty Images)

How does exercise affect the health of women and men differently?

April 4, 2024

VCU exercise physiologist Danielle Kirkman outlines differing factors and outcomes – and how our knowledge is evolving.

Jisu Kim

A REMS doctoral student has been awarded a research grant from the American College of Sports Medicine.

March 27, 2024

Jisu Kim (Advisor: Dr. Youngdeok Kim) is a 2nd-year doctoral student in the REMS (Rehabilitation and Movement Science) program, specializing in the exercise physiology track.

Imran and Jo

2024 KHS Graduate Student Awards

March 27, 2024

Syed Ahmed, left, and Jo Simovic, right.

Tijana Simovic, a Ph.D. student at VCU, co-authored a recent study that shows young and regular users of e-cigarettes exhibit a reduced blood vessel function. (Photo courtesy of Paula Rodriguez Miguelez, Ph.D.)

Regular e-cigarette use could lead to premature vascular dysfunction, VCU study finds

March 5, 2024

As the devices grow in popularity, researchers warn that young adult users are showing reduced blood vessel function

Tyanna Haynes

Meet Tyanna Haynes (B.S. ’22): Becoming One

Feb. 6, 2024

For Black History Month, we’re shining a spotlight on Black alumni business owners. Meet the many grads of VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences that have tapped into their entrepreneurial spirit.

The lab group of UFRN kinesiologist Daniel Machado, Ph.D. (right, standing). Edmund Acevedo, Ph.D., professor in VCU’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, (left, standing) collaborated with Machado as a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil to examine what predicts the likelihood a person will continue to participate in physical activity. (Contributed photo)

If you break your promise to exercise, a VCU researcher is exploring why

Jan. 24, 2024

As a Fulbright Scholar who recently returned from Brazil, Edmund Acevedo expands his work on psychobiology and physical activity.

Arnethea Sutton

Thoughtful mentors, tough questions: Arnethea Sutton’s journey to a career in health disparities research

Jan. 4, 2024

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences professor and VCU Health Pauley Heart Center researcher shares her passion for improving patient outcomes.