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Camp Gives Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Patients Safe Summer Fun
Faculty and staff at WVU Physicians of Charleston and WVU Medicine host an annual summer camp for children that have either been diagnosed with cancer or are affected by a bleeding disorder. This is often their first time away from home since being diagnosed, and one of the rare times they get to climb walls and go down a zip-line.
Innovative 4D ultrasound gives providers and patients a very real experience
CHARLESTON, W.VA. - Every expectant parent has a moment when the reality of parenthood hits him or her. For Beckley, W.Va. native Samantha Hayner and her husband, that moment was the first time they saw their baby. The Hayners didn’t have to wait until the delivery date.
Dr. Roberto Kusminsky Speaks at Breast Center Open House
WVU School of Medicine Charleston Division faculty member Dr. Roberto Kusminsky was featured recently in the Charleston Gazette-Mail for an open house of the new Breast Center at the David Lee Cancer Center at CAMC Memorial.
Dr. Patrick Kerr Featured in Latest WVU Health Magazine
Dr. Patrick Kerr was featured for his work with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). The treatment merges behavioral therapy and mindfulness in aiding suicidal teens and adults.
Dr. Joshua Cusick-Lewis Uses Technology to Diagnose Skin Lesions
Josh Cusick-Lewis, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the department of family medicine at West Virginia University’s Charleston Division, is using a relatively new piece of technology to help diagnose skin lesions in order to determine if patients need biopsies or not. Its small, fits easily in a coat pockets, is noninvasive, and is quick to learn to use. The technology is called a dermatoscope and its use and popularity are growing nationwide, although – according to Dr. Cusick-Lewis -- still not very common among family medicine physicians here in West Virginia. Cusick-Lewis’s said that his use of the dermatoscope in the last 18 months has already saved several of his patients from getting needless minor surgical procedures. He added that the device also helped to rapidly diagnose a melanoma in another patient, potentially saving his life.
Dr. Scott A. Fields Accepts National APAGS Award
The West Virginia Psychological Association has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 APAGS Award for an Outstanding State, Provincial, and Territorial Association of the Year by the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students.
Dr. Beth Emrick West Virginia's First and Only Board Certified Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrician
Congratulations to Dr. Beth Emrick of the West Virginia University Charleston Division department of pediatrics on passing her behavioral and developmental pediatric board exam. Dr. Emrick is now West Virginia’s first and the only board certified behavioral and developmental pediatrician.
Dr. AbuRahma’s Scholarly Activities for the 2nd Quarter of 2015
WVU Charleston Division sponsors MultiFest
West Virginia University’s Charleston Division was proud to sponsor the annual MULTIFEST celebration held August 8-9, 2015 at Haddad Park in Charleston, W.Va. MultiFest brings together various cultures and ethnic communities in an atmosphere of tolerance and good will through art, music, education, cultural programs and cuisine. Over 30,000 people attended the event, which is the only statewide event in West Virginia dedicated to promoting cultural diversity.
Elizabeth Scharman, PharmD Honored With 2015 Women in Science & Health Advanced Career Excellence Award
Elizabeth J. Scharman, PharmD, ABAT, BCPS, FAACT has been honored with the 2015 WVU HSC Women in Science and Health Advanced Career Excellence Award. This award recognizes the career achievements of advanced women faculty/staff in the WVU Health Sciences Center who demonstrate excellence in WVU HSC missions of education, leadership, diversity, scholarship, service to West Virginia and research.
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