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  • Gee welcomes new cancer researchers to WVU

    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.

  • Multi-university team finds possible mechanism to suppress skin cancer metastasis

    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.

  • WVU Cancer Institute receives unique funding to improve care for lung cancer survivors

    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.

  • WVU Health Sciences to host nationally recognized speakers for Global Health Week

    Monday, October 3, 2016

    Global health experts from around the nation will take on important issues during the West Virginia University School of Medicine's 2016 Global Health Week.

  • The Defense Health Program: DoD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Programs

    Friday, May 6, 2016

    The Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Defense Appropriations Act provides $278.7 million to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP).  The vision of the PRMRP is to improve the health and well-being of all military Service members, Veterans, and beneficiaries.  The PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address one of the FY16 congressionally directed topic areas with original ideas that foster new directions in basic science and translational research; novel product development leading to improved therapeutic or diagnostic tools; synergistic, multidisciplinary research programs; or clinical trials that address an immediate clinical need.

  • WVU researcher receives $1.7 million award to fight cancer

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    A West Virginia University researcher has been awarded $1.7 million to conduct research into how immunotherapy can strengthen the body’s own defenses to improve treatment for breast and lung cancers.

  • WVU Cancer Institute Evening of Science April 25 at New Evansdale Crossing

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    Team Members: Yuriy Loskutov; Matthew Smolkin; Vishy Ramamurthy; Max Sokolov; Chris Cifarelli; Adham Salkeni; Candece Gladson (Cleveland Clinic)and Jann Sarkaria (Mayo Clinic Rochester)

  • Super Resolution and Confocal Seminar - presented by Nikon Instruments

    Monday, April 11, 2016

    ‘Super-resolution’ microscopy is a class of optical imaging techniques that can break the diffraction-limited resolution barrier. This seminar will discuss these exciting methodologies, including N-SIM, N-SIM-E and N-STORM.

  • Fireside Chat to discuss life sciences innovations

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    SAVE THE DATE – HSC Innovation Center Launch Fireside Chat with Max Wallace and Don Lo April 7th ; 1:00 PM Okey Patteson Auditorium