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  • 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.

  • 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.