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  • City seeks volunteers for health and wellness commission

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    The Morgantown City Council is recruiting health professionals, educators, and people enthusiastic about healthy living to serve on the newly formed Health and Wellness Commission.

  • NIH funds WVU research to make diabetes and hypertension management a community activity

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    Managing diabetes and high blood pressure can feel like a solitary enterprise dependent on relationships with objects (like pills or foods) and activities (like brisk walks or early bedtimes) instead of relationships with people, but a group of WVU researchers is hoping to change that.

  • Public Health to graduate first undergraduate class in December

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    West Virginia University undergraduate students in the School of Public Health aren’t just graduating this December—they are making history. These students are the first to earn a Bachelor of Science in Public Health at WVU.

  • Holiday celebration for Health Sciences and WVU Medicine

    Monday, December 4, 2017

    WVU Medicine and WVU Health Sciences faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the holidays Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2-4 p.m. at the Market@WVU, located on the ground floor of the WVU Health Sciences Center. (A separate event for night-shift employees is set for Thursday, Dec. 14, from 1-3 a.m. in the Ruby Cafeteria.) 

  • Quality of Life group reports survey findings

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    More than 1,700 people at the Health Sciences Center and WVU Medicine expressed their opinions on the environment for work and study on the Morgantown campus in an online survey this fall. One of the key findings of the assessment is a high level of perceived stress.

  • WVU graduate student lays groundwork for potential new diabetes treatments, receives NIH grant

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    Conventional diabetes medications tend to fix downstream problems, meaning they typically work by stabilizing blood sugar levels, not by improving the chemical processes that underlie how the body makes and processes blood sugar in the first place. A West Virginia University graduate student is working to change that by studying an unexplored enzyme.                                          

  • West Virginia One Health meeting open to students, faculty - Dec. 1, 2017

    Monday, November 27, 2017

    The WVU School of Public Health is hosting the West Virginia One Health Quarterly meeting on the HSC campus this Friday December 1, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. The meeting will be in the Erma Byrd Building room G150 and cover topics including state agency zoonotic surveillance by West Virginia Departments of Health and Human Resources, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, USDA, and more.

  • Common space and holiday decor guidelines established for Health Sciences

    Monday, November 27, 2017

    To maintain the environment for work and study, the Health Sciences Facilities Planning Committee has developed a set of guidelines for those furnishing common spaces, posting artwork, informational notices and signage, etc. There is also guidance on the use of temporary holiday decorations.

  • Healthcare administrator to join WVU School of Public Health leadership

    Monday, November 20, 2017

    Continuing efforts to strengthen the public health presence at West Virginia University, the School of Public Health has added an experienced healthcare administrator to its leadership team. Later this month, Sarah Woodrum will join the School of Public Health as its new senior associate dean for administration.

  • 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.