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  • 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.

  • 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.