Pioneer new frontiers.

West Virginia University has the state’s only comprehensive academic health sciences center – a place where educators, healthcare professionals and scientists work together to advance human health. And research is a crucial aspect of what we do.

Across five health schools – DentistryMedicineNursingPharmacy and Public Health – and numerous centers and institutes, we’re building multidisciplinary research teams to solve real problems and transform the lives of our citizens.

Students benefit from the opportunity to work alongside world-class practitioners and scientists and participate in groundbreaking research – it’s an environment that encourages curiosity, fosters innovation and champions patient-centric care.

As an R1-designated research institution, and one of only five flagship R1 land-grant community engaged universities, WVU Health Sciences laboratories are attracting the best and brightest talent.

Meet Student Researchers Jayla and Lillian