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  • WVU’s Clay Marsh to address congressional caucus on opioid epidemic

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    West Virginia University Health Sciences Vice President and Executive Dean Clay B. Marsh, MD, will address the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus as part of a panel discussion on how medical schools and teaching hospitals are working to treat patients with opioid use disorders and ultimately stem the tide of overdoses in hard-hit and underserved areas of the country. The briefing is set for Tue., Oct. 17 at noon in the Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, D.C.

  • School of Medicine’s John Barnett speaks in D.C. panel regarding autoimmune disease

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 23.5 million Americans live with an autoimmune disease. These diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease and Type 1 diabetes, can weaken the immune system and require a lifetime of treatment.

  • WVU Cancer Institute Science Exchange hosts a crowd of ideas

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Linda Vona-Davis, Ph.D., director of the Biomedical Master of Science in Health Sciences Program at West Virginia University, was surprised and delighted to see 65 of her colleagues at her recent presentation. Before the standing-room-only crowd, she discussed her latest research into how adipose-derived stem cells, which originate in fat, influence the activity of breast cancer cells.

  • Town hall to focus on children’s health

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Pediatric physician J. Philip Saul, M.D., will be the special guest at an open forum for Health Sciences and WVU Medicine faculty, staff and students at noon on Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Okey Patteson Auditorium of the WVU Health Sciences Center. The topic will be, "WVU Medicine Children’s and the Health of West Virginia."

  • WVU to hold inaugural Day of Giving Nov. 8

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    One day. The words suggest a moment and a future. Both are being emphasized on Nov. 8 as WVU is reaching out to students, alumni and friends, encouraging them to make a gift – especially ones that go to the general, unrestricted needs of the University and its schools and colleges.

  • Special preview: WVU Museum of the Health Sciences

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    A special preview of the WVU Museum of the Health Sciences will be held on Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Pylons area, along with a book signing with long-time WVU pediatric cardiologist and author Dr. Bill Neal for his newly released title, “The Quite Advocate:  Edward J. Van Liere’s Influence on Medical Education in West Virginia.”

  • WVU researcher receives $1.6 million to fight inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Inflammation is overwhelmingly beneficial, helping to fight illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses. However, most neurological diseases involve inflammation in the brain, which is thought to contribute to or exacerbate diseases.

  • WVU biochemist goes online to X-ray life-sustaining crystals

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    On August 22, Aaron Robart, assistant professor of biochemistry in the WVU School of Medicine, used the powerful Advanced Photon Source at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago to zap three types of life-sustaining crystals with X-rays revealing molecular structures that resemble tangles of corkscrew pasta or patterns of daisies.

  • DeLynn Lecture to feature national expert on improving cancer care delivery

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, a nationally renowned medical oncologist and population health researcher, will deliver the 2017 Laurence and Jean DeLynn Lecture at 4 p.m., September 21, in the Fukushima Auditorium of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center. The lecture is open to the public. A reception will follow in the Learning Center Commons.

  • WVU-led report shows smoking has not flamed out in all populations

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    The number one cause of preventable death is on the decline, but not for everyone. A new report led by a West Virginia University public health expert shows that despite a drop in cigarette smoking nationwide, minority groups are at higher risk for tobacco-related diseases than others.