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Vice President for Health Sciences

VCU Vice President for Health Sciences, and VCU Health System Chief Executive Officer


Located on Virginia Commonwealth University’s MCV Campus in Richmond, and in partnership with the VCU Health System, the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences oversees the five health sciences schools (Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy) as well as the Massey Cancer Center. Areas of responsibility include academic affairs, academic and research space management, financial and administrative affairs, and Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care.

More than 4,100 students each year participate in more than 50 degree programs offered at the undergraduate, graduate and first-professional levels as well post-baccalaureate and post-master’s certificate programs.

As a growing academic health sciences center, VCU Health Sciences maintains an aggressive research portfolio. Total research awards amounted to approximately $143 million in fiscal year 2017, which represented approximately 55 percent of the university’s total research awards.

VCU Vice President for Health Sciences, and VCU Health System Chief Executive Officer

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Marsha D. Rappley, M.D.

VCU Vice President for Health Sciences, and
VCU Health System Chief Executive Officer

Marsha D. Rappley, M.D. is the VCU Vice President for Health Sciences and VCU Health System Chief Executive Officer.

Email: mdrappley@vcu.edu

Team

Kelley Berman

Administrative Staff Specialist

Phone: (804) 828-4553
Email: kelley.berman@vcuhealth.org

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Nkanta Hines, M.Sc., MBA

Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff

Nkanta Hines, M.Sc., MBA is the Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff to the CEO of VCU Health System and Vice President of Health Sciences. He oversees strategic initiatives and serves as a vital link between the CEO/VP and the constituents of VCU Health System and VCU. Hines has a key role in logistics, planning and communicating with all members of the leadership team, along with management responsibility and accountability for improving operational efficiency. 

Phone: (804) 828-4997
Email: nkanta.hines@vcuhealth.org