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  • WVCTSI and WVU research aims to increase addiction treatment effectiveness

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Up to 20 percent of people with opioid use disorder may not respond to standard treatment. A new study at West Virginia University seeks to understand why.

  • Town hall to focus on critical care and trauma

    Monday, July 10, 2017

    Critical care and trauma specialist Alison Wilson, MD, will be the special guest at an open forum for Health Sciences and WVU Medicine faculty, staff, and students at noon on Tuesday in the Okey Patteson Auditorium of the WVU Health Sciences Center.

  • WVU School of Public Health welcomes new faculty and department chair

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    The West Virginia University School of Public Health welcomes three new faculty members this month, including a new department chair. School of Public Health Dean Jeffrey Coben says the new faculty members will open doors to new collaborations for both faculty and students. “By bringing on high-caliber faculty members like Drs. Huzurbazar, Bhandari and Allen, we will continue to provide our students access to seasoned practitioners, researchers and experts for a balanced public health education and to build on the important work we are doing for the state’s citizens.”

  • Leukemia Research Foundation supports cancer research at WVU

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    The Leukemia Research Foundation has awarded $100,000 to Wei Du, M.D., Ph.D., of the West Virginia University Cancer Institute to investigate a method for increasing the effectiveness of stem cell transplantation.

  • PP&N PhD candidate Abukabda publishes on cardiovascular effects of TiO2 nanoparticles

    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Nano-sized particles of titanium dioxide (TiO2) are considered as valuable ultrafine whitening powders and are used in applications such as cosmetics, sunscreens, pharmaceuticals, and high-grade plastics. Alaeddin Abukabda and his research mentor, Dr. Tim Nurkiewicz of the WVU Department of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience, have recently published a paper in the journal Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. Alaeddin studied rats exposed to nano-TiO2 particles and observed that extrapulmonary toxicity is most robust in the arterioles. He determined this using wire myography with larger arteries and pressure myography with arterioles. The mechanism is thought to be endothelium-dependent as the toxicity gradient was observed only in response to acetylcholine (and not sodium nitroprusside nor phenylephrine). 

  • First-year medical students participate in summer research program at WVU

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    A group of first-year medical students are participating in the WVU Health Sciences Initiation to Research Opportunities (INTRO) summer program. The students were selected to spend nearly 10 weeks of their summer after the first year in medical school participating in either clinical or basic science research in a lab with a research mentor. They will receive a stipend of $4,000.

  • Toiletry Drive for the Rosenbaum Family House

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    The toiletry drive will begin June 19th through August 1st.

  • Physical Activity Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities Research Project

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Physical Activity Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

  • Research Challenge Grant Program Announcement

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    The West Virginia Science and Research division of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission announces the availability of funding for full-time faculty members or research professors in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).  Each award is up to five years in length with up to $1.3 million dollars expected in grant funding over 5 years.