We are changing lives.
Virginia Commonwealth University faculty and students make a daily habit of producing high-impact collaborative and interdisciplinary research. By translating our discoveries into real-life applications, we make the world a better place for all of us.
Whether developing promising treatments to cure blood cancers or restoring the population of the prehistoric Atlantic sturgeon to Virginia waters, our faculty and students aim to make a real, measurable difference.
A matter of miles
The life expectancy of people who live only a few miles apart can sometimes vary by as much as 20 years. VCU’s Center on Society and Health is studying these gaps and creating a series of maps to help raise awareness of the many social and economic factors that shape health.
Professors from the departments of Communication Arts and Physics have teamed up to create a 3-D infinite color map that eliminates the guesswork in determining a color, as well as the visual perceptual differences that cause us each to see color differently.