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  • Remember youth who have aged out of the foster care system during the holidays

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    The holidays can be a difficult time for many, but for young people who have aged out of foster care it can be particularly rough. Many young adults and youth watch their friends and peers return home during the holidays and enjoy a restful time off. Often youth who have grown up in the foster care system do not have a place to go for the holidays, people to visit or receive any gifts.

  • WVCTSI co-sponsoring seminar on next generation sequencing

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    WVCTSI and the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center are pleased to welcome Uwe Staub, Ph.D., chief operating officer with Epigenomics, for a special seminar on November 14. Dr. Staub will present, “From the Idea to a Final Product –Translating Targeted Bisulfite Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) on Liquid biopsies into Product on the Market.”

  • WVU in the News: Assistant Dean Brumage discusses childhood trauma as a source of public health problems

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    Dr. Michael Brumage, assistant dean at the SPH and executive director and health officer for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, is featured on West Virginia Public Broadcasting's podcast, "The Front Porch." In this episode, Brumage shares his insights on how exposure to childhood trauma can lead to a variety of public health problems in adulthood.

  • Biostatistics Monthly Seminar scheduled for Nov. 16

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    The SPH Department of Biostatistics will host its next monthly seminar on Nov. 16. Eugenie Jackson, PhD, research associate in the WVU Department of Biostatistics, will present “Two Recent Algorithms to Infer Structure in Longitudinal Vaginal Microbiome Data” from 2:45-4:00pm in G274 HSN-South.

  • WVU researcher examines patient awareness of prescription drug risks

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    Prescription medications, including antidepressants and pain medications, can have various side effects and risks, and a West Virginia University researcher is examining whether patients understand the risks associated with driving. Robin Pollini, Associate Director of the WVU School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center, led a study on driver awareness of the potential effects of prescription medications.

  • Epidemiologist and harm reduction expert to share insights on opioid epidemic

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Robin A. Pollini, PhD MPH, along with Dr. Jane Maxwell from the University of Texas at Austin, will present “The Opioid Epidemic: Lessons Learned from the United States” to the US Embassy and Consulates in Canada. The presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A session.

  • WVU researcher examines mindfulness

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    A paper coauthored by Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, assistant professor in the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, explores the need for greater rigor in mindfulness research. It also recommends ways to obtain more precise data from mindfulness studies and to communicate findings more accurately.

  • WVU, community groups to host screening of ‘Heroin(e)’ documentary and discussion on opioid epidemic

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    Several West Virginia University and community groups are joining efforts to discuss the Morgantown area’s approach to combatting the opioid epidemic. The WVU School of Public Health, Milan Puskar Health Right, the Monongalia County Health Department, WVU Collegiate Recovery Program, and WVU Student Government Association will host a November 16 community screening of the Netflix original short documentary “Heroin(e),” followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A. West Virginia Public Broadcasting is supporting the event.

  • Whipkey Fund to advance WVU diabetic research initiatives

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    West Virginia University Health Sciences has received a renewable grant of more than $100,000 to assist its effort in the fight against diabetes.

  • Festival of Ideas presents "Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life"

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and his team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the nine common diet and lifestyle habits – Power 9® – that keep them spry past age 100.