Dear School of Medicine colleagues,

With the recent tragic events playing out in Ukraine, we wanted to provide our community with some resources to better understand what is happening in Ukraine:

  • VCU Town Hall Discussion: Ukraine & Russia: The Future of European Security
    March 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
    Join VCU's Department of Political Science for a virtual town hall to discuss the current situation between Ukraine and Russia. The panel will feature faculty with specialties in Russian politics, European security and American foreign policy and include Judyth Twigg, Bill Newmann, Christopher Burdett and Christopher Saladino.

For students:

  • University Counseling Services
    Students may access 1-1 counseling sessions . Appointments can be made here.
  • VCU International Student Discussion Hour
    VCU holds a support group for “International Student Discussion Hour” every Friday from noon – 1 p.m. via Zoom if you would like a space to connect and speak with peers. Registration can be completed here for those interested.

For VCU faculty and staff:

We hope you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to reach out if additional information or support is needed, or if you are concerned about someone who may need additional support through this crisis situation as we hope for a peaceful resolution and an end to the current conflict.


David Chelmow, M.D.
Interim Dean, VCU School of Medicine
Interim Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, VCU Health System