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  • Pack The Rack: Health Sciences community stepping up to honor veterans

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    WVU faculty, students and staff are invited to give back to the community by donating non-perishable food items through Nov. 3 in honor of fallen U.S. army soldier and WVU graduate Corporal Tyler Burroughs. 

  • School of Medicine offers research internships for Immunology and Medical Microbiology students

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    For undergraduate students, research may sound great in theory, but it may also seem mundane and repetitive. However, there are many practical benefits of doing undergraduate research and reasons why every student should at least try it. Research is directly connected with critical and independent thinking, creativity and most importantly, discovery. Essentially, all knowledge in every academic discipline comes from some sort of research.

  • WVU opens new inhalation facility, $1.7 million NIH grant investigates effects of inhaled particles on health

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    West Virginia University’s new Inhalation Facility will be the home for research and collaborations that measure, identify and discover how the particles we breathe affect our health. Timothy Nurkiewicz, a microvascular physiologist in the School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, is the director of the new lab.

  • 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.