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Dr. John C. Linton Receives Presidential Citation from APA
The Division’s faculty, staff and students came together earlier this year for an event held by John C. Linton, PhD, ABPP, associate vice president for health sciences and campus dean, School of Medicine, Charleston Division.
Unbeknownst to Dr. Linton, the president of the American Psychological Association (APA) for 2014, Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, had worked with the administrative team to join the event via Skype. Dr. Kaslow presented Dr. Linton with a presidential citation congratulating him on his appointment as a campus Dean and recognizing him for his many contributions to the field of psychology, including his past presidency of the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers.
Dr. Linton began his WVU career on the main campus in Morgantown, and was among the early faculty members who helped establish the University’s Charleston campus as a teaching and clinical center. For more than 35 years he has directed the APA-accredited doctoral internship in Charleston, and for more than 20 years he has served as the director of the medical student clerkship. Dr. Linton served as the interim associate vice president for health sciences of West Virginia University, Charleston Division, and campus dean of the School of Medicine prior to being appointed permanently last Fall.
Patrick L. Kerr, PhD Receives Professional Appointments
Patrick L. Kerr, PhD, an associate professor and licensed clinical psychologist with the WVU Charleston Division has experienced a very busy professional season leading into 2015.
Kerr was appointed as chair of the Listserve Committee for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, a multidisciplinary organization committed to the advancement of scientific approaches to the understanding and improvement of human functioning through the investigation and application of behavioral, cognitive, and other evidence-based principles to the assessment, prevention, treatment of human problems, and the enhancement of health and well-being.
He was appointed to chair the Psychiatric Emergencies subcommittee for the WV Emergency Medical services for Children Committee; the purpose of the committee is to develop guidelines for EMS providers for management of psychiatric emergencies.
In addition, Dr. Kerr was elected as Vice President of the
WV Council for the Prevention of Suicide
, and appointed to Editorial Board for
and as an Editorial Advisor for Cancer
Dr. Scott Fields Selected to Program Committee for the Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine
Scott Fields, Ph.D. was recently selected as a member of the program committee for the Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine. First held in 1980, the Forum is an annual gathering in Chicago that promotes the integration of behavioral science in family medicine training, as well as professional development and networking for those who learn and train in primary care settings. Behavioral scientists and family physicians from across the United States attend the Forum yearly. The Forum is sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin and is endorsed by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
Dr. Fields is Associate Professor and Director of Behavioral Science in the WVU Charleston Division’s Department of Family Medicine. He also serves as chair of the CAMC/WVU-Charleston Institutional Scientific Review Board.
Dr. Andy Tanner Appointed to CAMC Foundation Board
Dr. Andy Tanner, an assistant professor and program director at the WVU Charleston Division Department of Family Medicine has been appointed to the CAMC Foundation Board.
Dr. Todd Goldberg Article Published in WV State Medical Journal
Dr. Todd Goldberg, associate professor of geriatrics and director of geriatrics at West Virginia University’s Charleston Division, had a special article published in the December issue of the West Virginia Medical Journal, the official publication of the West Virginia State Medical Association.
The article, entitled “The Long-Term Care and Post-Acute Care Continuum,” follows the trajectory of a hypothetical senior patient from independence down to the end of life, describing the different types of care and care settings available, as well as understanding what Medicare and Medicaid cover and how researching these options can help professionals to appropriately advise patients and colleagues.
In addition, Dr. Goldberg was recently selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the specialty of Geriatric Medicine. Providers are nominated by their peers, and a physician-led research team reviews each based on credentials, selecting the top in each specialty for excellence in medical care and practice. Based in New York City, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Is nationally recognized for its acclaimed guides and online searchable databases for identifying top doctors.
WVU Charleston Division School of Nursing Partnering in Prison Book Project
I know we all have too many books cluttering our homes. So, we in the Charleston Division School of Nursing will be partnering with Kathleen Ryan from the Morgantown Department of English on the Prison Book Project:
Please gather up your unwanted books and bring them to the school of nursing’s offices on the second floor of the WVU Charleston Division Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center building. Anna will collect them and we will send them to Morgantown to be distributed.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
We can only send paperback books.
They especially need dictionaries and law dictionaries. They've also asked for good health books related to asthma, cancer, AIDS, diabetes, diet. They can always use westerns and how-to books (how to draw, do woodworking, electricity, car repair, etc.) They also need books on wiccan spirituality and Native American cultures. They also need general fiction--mystery, historical, and so forth.
This will be a great way to clean off your shelves and contribute to a good project.
Alvita Nathaniel, PhD, APRN-BC, FNP, FAANP
Professor and Chair, Charleston Department
West Virginia University School of Nursing
3110 MacCorkle Ave. SE, Charleston, WV 25304
WVU Charleston Division Ob/Gyn Designated as a "Nursing Center of Excellence"
The Executive Board of the Nurses’ Professional Group has certified the WVU Charleston Division’s depart of obstetrics and gynecology’s clinical practice as a
Nursing Center of Excellence
. This designation indicates that the practice has at least fifty percent of its registered nurses and/or nurse practitioners who are experienced in reproductive endocrinology nursing, and who have completed the additional training in this area through the ASRM eLearn™ REI Nursing Certificate Course. Congratulations!
Dr. Sachin Bendre named WVCTSI Research Scholar
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) has named two additional investigators to its Research Scholar Program: Sachin Bendre, MD, PhD and Danielle Davidov, MD, PhD. The mission of the Research Scholars Program is to develop outstanding research investigators in the clinical and/or translational sciences.
Sachin Bendre, MD, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and is a pediatric endocrinologist at West Virginia University, Charleston Division. As a WVCTSI Research Scholar, Dr. Bendre will have 50 percent protected time for research over the span of three years. Pamela Murray, MD, MPH, Professor and Chief, Section of Adolescent Medicine in the WVU Department of Pediatrics, will serve as Dr. Bendre’s primary mentor during his time as a research scholar. Dr. Bendre has proposed a plan for faculty development and research that focuses on the hypogonadism in obese young adult males.
Danielle Davidov, MD, PhD is an assistant professor in the West Virginia University Department of Emergency Medicine, and she holds a secondary appointment within the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences where she teaches design and qualitative research methods. Since being accepted into the Research Scholars Program, Dr. Davidov will have 75 percent protected time for research over the span of three years. Jeffery Coben, MD, Director of the Injury Control Research Center and Professor, will serve as Dr. Davidov’s primary mentor during her time as a research scholar. Dr. Davidov’s research interests include intimate partner and dating violence, healthcare responses to violence and women’s sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan.
"WVCTSI's two newest Research Scholars, Dr. Bendre and Dr. Davidov, exemplify what the Institute is all about,” said Sally Hodder, MD, WVCTSI Director. “They are dedicated to high quality care and innovative research to serve West Virginia. We are excited to support them as Research Scholars."
Dr. Bendre and Dr. Davidov join a list of only four other Research Scholars and one Research Fellow named since the program’s inception.
In August 2012, the WVCTSI was awarded a $19.6 million IDeA Clinical and Translational grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences titled “West Virginia IDeA CTR” [Institutional Development Award for Clinical and Translational Research, 1U54RR033567-02; Hodder (Principal Investigator)] to support WVCTSI’s mission of building clinical and translational research infrastructure and capacity to impact health disparities in West Virginia.
This grant was matched by a $33.5 million commitment from several West Virginia entities to create a total funding of $53.1 million to recruit clinician scientists and provide infrastructure support in the areas of biostatistics, bioinformatics, community engagement and outreach, clinical research education and mentoring, ethical and regulatory knowledge support, and pilot grants (to grow clinical and translational research in the state).
Submitted by Stephanie Ballard Conrad
West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute 304.581.1843
Dr. Mousa Hosts Simulation Workshop at Heart and Vascular Center
Dr. Albeir Mousa, associate professor of surgery at the WVU Charleston Division hosted a simulation workshop at the Heart and Vascular Center at the Robert C. Byrd Clinical Teaching Center in Charleston. The workshop gave participants the opportunity to use state of the art simulators and anastomosis sewing stations to train in vascular procedures and suturing through a number of scenarios and options.
Maier Foundation Awards $20,000 for Bioethics Seminar
The Maier Foundation has awarded West Virginia University’s Charleston Division with a grant for $20,000 towards a seminar on “Bioethics: A Future Challenge” which will be open to the public and conducted later this year.
Bioethics is the study of the ethical issues emerging from new situations and possibilities brought about by advances in biology and medicine. It is also moral discernment as it relates to medical policy, practice, and research. Bioethicists are concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, and philosophy. It also includes the study of the more commonplace questions of values which arise in primary care and other branches of medicine.
The Maier Foundation was established in 1958 by philanthropist William J. Maier, Jr. with the primary focus on the furtherance of higher education in West Virginia and on the higher education of West Virginia residents attending colleges and universities elsewhere.
For more information on development programs at WVU Charleston Division, contact development director Renée C. Gorrell at
WVU Charleston Division Health Sciences Library Has a New Website
The WVU Charleston Division Health Sciences Library has a new Website! Our site has been especially made to work well on any kind of platform on any device (desktop, laptop, tablet, phablet, or smartphone). Please check it out and bookmark the new URL:
HSC Charleston Division Campus Preview
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OB/GYN Grand Rounds
Pediatrics Grand Rounds
CAMC WVU Clinical Psychology Internship
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