EVMS 20 Twenty Capital Campaign
EVMS has a clear vision for the future — a vision anchored in cutting-edge research and aimed at increasing our capacity to train greater numbers of health-care professionals. Through December 31,2012, the 20 Twenty Capital Campaign gives you an opportunity to support EVMS and help bring our vision to reality.
The campaign supports:
Expanding Scholarship Opportunities
With a physician shortage on the horizon, the need for knowledgeable, compassionate health-care providers is more critical than ever. But the challenge of larger-than-life student debt is enough to keep some from ever considering a career in the medical field. EVMS is striving to ensure the best and brightest students can fulfill their dreams of providing care to Hampton Roads and beyond.
Scholarships enable EVMS to attract the most talented and committed future physicians and health professionals — many of whom become practicing health care providers in Hampton Roads. Support for scholarships is truly an investment in the future, offering students the opportunity to focus on their education without loan payments dictating their future specialty choice.
Revolutionizing Diabetes Treatment
Diabetes is a life-changing diagnosis, but thanks to the EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center, it's not life-ending. The Center is a national leader in diabetes research, education and patient care. Since 1987, it's been a source of hope and healing for people living with the condition. But we're pushing to do more. We're on a mission to find a cure for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and their devastating complications. We've made great strides, but with greater support, we can make a greater impact.
Improving Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
This year, more than 34,000 Virginians — our friends and family — will be diagnosed with cancer. The impact of that number on Hampton Roads is profound; the eastern region of Virginia has one of the highest rates of cancer deaths in the state. Support for the Twenty 20 Capital Campaign helps EVMS foster hope for stemming the epidemic and saving lives. Scientists at the Leroy T. Canoles Jr. Cancer Research Center are developing better tools for detecting and treating cancer. With your help, we can pursue promising research that targets forms of cancer most prevalent in Hampton Roads.
Growing with Our Community
Hampton Roads is growing, as are the community's health care needs. EVMS is dedicated to staying on pace to meet those needs. The Education and Research Building has had a transformative impact on the school, allowing EVMS to train more physicians and health professionals in the midst of a looming shortage of both. Built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver standards, the building minimizes its impact on the environment while maximizing opportunities for innovative education and research.
Support for our physical growth ensures that we have the capacity and flexibility to meet our community's changing needs. That means better access for patients, state-of-the-art care and groundbreaking research for Hampton Roads.