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  • Timothy Eubank, PhD, to serve on NIH Cancer Health Disparities Panel

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    Timothy Eubank, PhD, associate professor in the WVU Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology, has been invited to serve on the NIH Cancer Health Disparities/Diversity Review Panel that will meet March 30-31 in Rockville, Maryland. Panel members will review R21 applications aimed to enhance the diversity of the NCI-funded research workforce focusing on basic cancer research and cancer health disparities. Additionally, they will review R01 and R21 applications focusing on basic research studies into the biological/genetic causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities. While at Ohio State and WVU, Dr. Eubank has served on internal study sections such as the OSU CCTS KL2 Career Development Program, CCTS Davis Bremer CCTS Pre-K award, OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center Intramural Research Basic Science Program, and the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Study Sections. Nationally, he has reviewed grants for the Florida Department of Health Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program, and internationally for both Cancer Research, UK and MEDIC Foundation, Switzerland. Dr. Eubank is a member of the WVU Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Research Program.

  • Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) (May 30-July 28, 2017) is now accepting applications from undergraduates who are interested in graduate school and research/creative work within their discipline as well as their faculty research mentors. Selected students complete 8-weeks of full-time research at West Virginia University (WVU) under the direction of a WVU faculty research mentor and a graduate or post-doctoral mentor. Undergraduate participant benefit includes $3,700 stipend. The application works best if the student has a faculty mentor in mind (or vice versa), and they both apply separately, requesting that they each work with the other. Review of completed applications will begin March 1, 2017. For more information and link to the online applications (for undergraduates and faculty research mentor), visit the SURE website at http://undergraduateresearch.wvu.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-experience

  • Marsh, Wright to look forward to 2017

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    Join these leaders for a discussion on Wednesday at noon in Room 1909 Health Sciences South.

  • WVU Cancer Institute to present SOMEONE YOU LOVE: THE HPV EPIDEMIC documentary

    Friday, January 13, 2017

    Cancer Prevention and Control at the WVU Cancer Institute will present two showings of SOMEONE YOU LOVE:  THE HPV EPIDEMIC, a poignant documentary that takes a look into the lives of five women affected by HPV, the widely misunderstood and controversial virus that causes several types of cancer, including cervical.  The first showing will be at 5:30 PM on January 25 at Fukushima Auditorium in the Health Sciences Center and coincides with Cervical Health Awareness Month; the second one will be at 11 AM on February 1, World Cancer Day, at Gluck Theatre in the Mountainlair. 

  • Patrick Thomas to participate in Undergraduate Research Day at Capitol

    Friday, January 13, 2017

    Patrick Thomas, a WVU Cancer Institute undergraduate cancer researcher, has been selected to present his work at the 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston on February 24.  The title of the poster he will share with lawmakers is The Bone Marrow Microenvironment Causes Metabolic Changes in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  This research outlines how ALL tumor populations that enter the bone marrow microenvironment and become resistant to chemotherapy have an elevated glucose metabolism, and proposes tactics for sensitizing this population.

  • Collaborative Internal Seed Funding Announcement

    Monday, January 9, 2017

    In a collaborative effort, the Offices of Research, Global Affairs and the Energy Institute are pleased to announce an internal seed funding program to encourage research with an international dimension. For the first program year, the selected topical area will be energy. This includes projects that are exclusively energy and those with a partial emphasis on energy, examples include: energy/water; energy/food; energy policy/law or energy finance/management, and energy security. Our intention is to provide funding, awarded on a competitive basis, as a stepping stone to transition the international research effort to sustained external support.

  • NIH-Sponsored Short Course in Adaptive Neurotechnologies

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    The National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies is now accepting applications for the second Summer School in Adaptive Neurotechnologies.  This comprehensive three-week course is funded by NIH.  The 24 successful applicants will recieve full support for tuition, room and board, and a stipend for travel. 

  • Researcher attends Scientific Writing Retreat

    Friday, December 16, 2016

    Dr. Mariette Barbier recently attended a Scientific Writing Retreat organized by Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory and Cell Press this past November in Long Island, NY. 

  • NIH Summer Internship Program announced

    Friday, December 16, 2016

    For more information, please visit: http://www.training.nih.gov

  • Magda Rivera-Dillon, Masters student in Health Sciences, presents at National Conference

    Monday, December 12, 2016

    Magda Rivera-Dillon shares her project experience at 2016 AUCD Conference Diversity Fellowships Poster Symposia