Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Cancer Cell Biology Fall Seminar Series 2016 Presents: Judy Campisi, PhD Buck Institute for Research on Aging Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory "Cancer and aging: Rival Demons?" Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00PM-1:00PM HSN Room #2116
Friday, November 18, 2016
West Virginia University has renewed their institutional partnership with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). AWIS is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reaches more than 15,000 professionals in STEM around the country.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Earlier this year when Mary J.C. Hendrix was named president of Shepherd University, she had a critical decision to make: To shut down her research laboratory at Northwestern University or relocate her groundbreaking cancer research closer to Shepherd. The answer came in a unique partnership with West Virginia University, a major R1 research university 150 miles to the west of Shepherd. Thanks to sophisticated Skype technology, Hendrix and her laboratory are able to resume daily research interactions.
Friday, October 28, 2016
There are a number of fellowship and networking opportunities that we want to bring to your attention. In addition, the NSF has posted new guidelines for grant submissions; old the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) is being replaced by a Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) effective for grants submitted on or after January 30, 2017. See below for relevant links, deadlines and details.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
New research, published this week in Laboratory Investigation (Nature Publishing Group) may hold the key a challenging problem in cancer treatment. The investigation was an international effort led by Mary J.C. Hendrix, president of Shepherd University; her laboratory partners at West Virginia University, Richard Seftor, Elisabeth Seftor and Naira Margaryan; and a team of collaborators in Chicago, Boston and Australia. The research team studies a protein long known to be active in embryonic development, called Nodal, that also has a critical role in aggressive human cancer.
Monday, October 17, 2016
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has committed $25MM in new funding to Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative to address health care disparities in cancer care and support. At today’s White House event, the Foundation announced new partnerships with the WVU Cancer Institute and three additional partners to develop, implement, and evaluate an innovative model of comprehensive, coordinated care to better meet the needs of lung cancer survivors and their caregivers.
Monday, October 10, 2016
This is a reminder to anyone submitting a new grant proposal (A0) for the NIH February 5, 2017 deadline. Important dates for internal pre-review of proposals for that deadline follow.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The general public will have an opportunity to learn about the variety of cancer research underway at West Virginia University and the WVU Cancer Institute during an “Evening of Science” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wed., August 31 at the WVU Media Innovation Center in Evandale Crossing, Morgantown.
Friday, August 19, 2016
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has selected Patrick Ma, MD, co-leader of the WVU Cancer Institute Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Comprehensive Allen Lung Program, to serve as the ASCO Scientific Program Committee Tumor Biology Track Leader for the 2017-2018 term. ASCO and the 2017 President-Elect Bruce Johnson, MD, FASCO, chose Dr. Ma because of his knowledge and expertise. In this new role he will work closely with this year’s track leader to plan ASCO’s 2017 annual meeting, then will take the reins to plan the organization’s annual meeting in 2018.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Five undergraduate students completed cancer research fellowships at the WVU Cancer Institute this summer.