Revolutionizing global health through innovative liver research

Dr. Arun Sanyal and Dr. Todd Stravitz

Making an Impact

The liver is a central metabolic organ that coordinates the healthy functioning of the heart, brain and kidneys. Backed by a transformative $104 million gift, the largest publicly shared donation for liver research in U.S. history, we are leading innovative investigations that will reinvent the way we care for patients with liver disease and educate future physician-scientists.

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“Our entire focus is translational science, taking our scientific discoveries and being able to move them forward so we have better approaches to being able to diagnose, prevent and treat liver disease.”

Arun Sanyal, M.D., Institute Director 
International NASH Day 2022

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Proudly Located in Richmond, Virginia

VCU’s medical campus rests in the heart of Richmond, Virginia. We pride ourselves on being active members of our community, with a commitment to engaging and investing in Richmond as learners, researchers, healers and citizens.

As a vibrant, mid-sized city with a metropolitan population of 1.3 million, Richmond attracts physicians, researchers and learners from around the globe.

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For the love of the liver

Private donations empower top researchers to explore creative solutions. Sign our love letter to the liver by contributing to the Stravitz-Sanyal Institute.

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