About the HSC
The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center is among the few institutions nationwide that support medical, dental, nursing, and pharmacy care as well as advanced medical research and education. Through a unique combination of state and federal support, charitable contributions from individuals and foundations, and investments from private corporations, the Health Sciences Center has developed comprehensive health care and biological science programs.
Its Morgantown campus includes the following schools:
Also on the Health Sciences campus are the following clinical facilities:
- WVU Hospitals
- WVU Cancer Institute
- WVU Eye Institute
- HealthSouth Mountainview Regional Rehabilitation Hospitals
Faculty, students, and clinical researcher also enjoy collaborative ties with a national laboratory for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), adjacent to the WVU Health Sciences Center.
In addition to these facilities, WVU maintains medical divisions in Charleston and Wheeling, as well as relationships with hospitals and physicians in rural areas throughout the state. Most WVU health science students undergo part of their training at off-campus sites, where they learn the demands of rural health care first-hand.
With over 1,700 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs, the Health Sciences Center produces a strong group of professionals to meet the state's and the nation's health care needs. The more than 10,000 alumni comprise about one-third of West Virginia's practicing physicians, two-thirds of its dentists, three-quarters of its pharmacists, and hundreds of nurses, medical and dental technologists, physical therapists, and other health professionals.
In addition to their academic appointments, many of our research faculty are also affiliated with the following research centers and institutes:
- Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI)
- Center for Cancer Cell Biology (CCB)
- Center for Advanced Imaging (CAI)
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- WVU Cancer Institute
- Sensory Neuroscience Research Center
- West Virginia Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
- West Virginia University Eye Institute