A Message from Our Chair

A Message from Our Chair

A Message from Our Chair

A message from our chair

Physiology is the foundation of medicine. In the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, our complementary expertise in both fields opens venues for collaboration to deepen the scientific understanding of living things and develop new therapeutic modalities that improve human health.

Our dedicated faculty are proud to work alongside students and trainees to conduct basic science and translational research related to a broad range of disorders and biological functions. As the landscape of physiology and biophysics expands and our department evolves, I look forward to building upon the interdisciplinary, team science approach that has fostered our long history of success within our department, at the School of Medicine and beyond.

Fadi N. Salloum, Ph.D.
Interim Chair

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As healers, scientists, faculty and learners in the VCU School of Medicine, we have a responsibility to condemn racism and all forms of discrimination. We will continue to own our history with transparency and humility, learning from the mistakes of the past and building on strengths of the present to create a more just and equitable future.

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