Dear Colleagues-Friends,

November is a month dedicated to showing gratitude in many cultures around the world. As we pause in our busy schedules to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives, let us remember to include all of those who support and enable our mission.

I am especially grateful for all of our medical students, residents, faculty, staff and leaders. Thank you for your dedication to discovery, your passion for educating and inspiring the next generation, and your commitment to providing quality care every day.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

With all good wishes,




Peter F. Buckley, M.D.

Dean, VCU School of Medicine

Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, VCU Health Systems