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VCU Massey Cancer Center physicians have been recognized by Our Health Richmond magazine's annual Best Bedside Manner Awards for the compassionate care, empathy and attentiveness that they provide to their patients. Winners were selected based on more than 30,000 votes from community members and medical professionals.
Born and raised in rural North Carolina, VCU doctoral candidate Bonny Morris, MSPH, RN, knows first-hand the challenges that patients in rural communities face in accessing cancer care.
Morris, who is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in social and behavioral sciences at the Department of Health Behavior and Policy at the VCU School of Medicine, conducts research at VCU Massey Cancer Center that investigates the factors that contribute to cancer treatment disparities in rural communities. Through a rigorous mixed method design supported by community engagement, she aims to develop targeted, tailored approaches that improve outcomes for underserved cancer patient populations.
Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers Guizhi (Julian) Zhu, Ph.D., and Yue Sun, Ph.D., are two of just 18 researchers at VCU to receive awards from the Presidential Research Quest Fund.
Hundreds gathered on September 5 for a research symposium to honor Gordon Ginder, M.D., and his two-plus decades of leadership at VCU Massey Cancer Center. The event, held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Richmond, featured personal reflections from Ginder’s colleagues and highlights of the scientific achievements made at Massey under his tenure.
On Friday, June 7, Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center hosted its annual Cancer Research Retreat. The retreat was a day-long event showcasing cutting-edge cancer research underway throughout VCU. This year’s keynote presenter was John Carpten, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Translational Genomics at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.