Below is a list of upcoming events: (please check back regularly)

Thursday, June 20

Thesis Defense - Endodontics

Zied Diab 

Dentin-Sealer Bond Strength. A Review: An in-vitro comparison between Guttaflow2, EndoSequence BC High Flow, Tubli-Seal, Sealapex, and AH Plus Jet Sealers

12:00 PM, HSC North - 1068

Friday, June 21 

Dissertation Defense

Social and Behavioral Sciences PhD

Brenna Kirk, MPH

Improving Patient Self-Advocacy and Communication with Providers through Diabetes Self-Management Education: Analyses from a Randomized Controlled Trial

9:00 AM, Erma Byrd 201, Zoom     

Wednesday, June 26

Thesis Defense - Endodontics

Alex Pancake

Clinical Significance of Gutta Percha Variability

11:45 AM, Endodontics Conference Room (1068)

Friday, June 28

Dissertation Defense - Pathophysiology, Rehabilitation, and Performance PhD

Bobby Rawls

Psychophysiological Tools & Techniques to Predict Perceptual Motor Task Outcomes

10:00 AM | RNI Innovation Center – 201 

Thesis Defense - Endodontics 

Abdulrahman Essaedi

Comparative Analysis of Chemical Compounds and Heavy Metal Contaminants in Medical Grade versus Over-the-Counter Sodium Hypochlorite Solutions

12:00 PM | Endodontics Conference Room (1068)

Tuesday, July 2nd

Dissertation Defense

Robin Oliverio

Sex, Drugs, and TBI: The Effects of Sec Hormones and TrkB Activation on Alcohol-Related Behavior Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

10:00 AM | Erma 301; Zoom

Thesis Defense 

Exercise Physiology MS

Madison Robinson 

Examination of The Time Course Effects of Electronic Cigarettes on the Thoracic Aorta

10:00 AM | HSC-N 3067

Monday, July 8

DNP Final Project Presentation

Shannon Thompkins

Standardizing Nasogastric Securement: A Quality Improvement Initiative    

1:00 PM on Zoom

Monday, July 15

DNP Final Project Presentation

Krystal Abucevicz-Swick

A Structured Diabetes Continuous Glucose Monitor Education Program to Improve Patient Knowledge and Self-Efficacy

10:30 AM on Zoom

Tuesday, July 16

Dissertation Defense

Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences PhD

Sajad Savari 

4D EPR Oximetry Imaging for 4D Bioprinting and Tissue Engineering

2:00 PM | HSC-N 3129

Wednesday, July 24

Dissertation Defense 

Social and Behavioral Sciences PhD

Brittany T. Smith

Demonstrating the Need for Intergenerational Trauma-Specific Substance Use Treatment for Mothers Receiving Substance Use Treatment and their Children

12:00 PM | Erma Byrd 301

Dissertation Defense 

Pathophysiology, Rehabilitation, and Performance PhD

Andrew Taylor

Regulation of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy Through Mitochondrial Import of Long Non-Coding RNAs

12:00 PM | HSC-N 3084

Wednesday, August 21 

Save the Date - Fall Welcome Event

Tailgate at Buffalo Wild Wings and Black Bears Baseball Game

The HSC Office of Research and Graduate Education will host a welcome back event and sponsor a tailgate and the cost of the tickets for graduate students, postdocs faculty, and staff. Tailgate: Buffalo Wild Wings University Town Center 4:30 PM Baseball Game: Black Bears Stadium 6:30.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP

Friday, August 23

Save the Date - HSC PhD Research Induction and Awards Ceremony

This ceremony marks an important step in the lives of the doctoral students who have completed their core educational course work, identified their research mentors and are now entering their selected areas of graduate research.
The laboratory coat presented at this ceremony symbolizes the entry of new scientists into the hands-on process of research and discovery. It also serves to recognize the relationship of mentor and student in a mutually supportive interaction that is key to successful training for a career in research. We hope you can join us.

4:00-5:00 PM 

In-person & Online

Keynote Speaker: Tara Croston, PhD, Research Biologist, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Branch, Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)                         

Reception to follow

Tuesday, August 27

All in One Institute Conversation

Focus on: Women's Health

We look forward to the discussion with our Institute leaders in which women's health will be the focus. Our intention is to identify synergy derived from individual investigator strengths, diverse teams that are already in place and the established institutes that include care for people across our state as one part of their mission.

3-5 PM, 2940A HSC-N

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Tuesday, September 3rd

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker - Peter Stoilov, PhD West Virginia University
12:00 PM at HSC North, Room 3129

Wednesday, September 11

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Tuesday, September 24

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker - Michael Wendt, PhD University of Iowa
12:00 PM at HSC North, Room 3129

Tuesday, October 1

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker - Hojoong Kwak, MD, PhD Cornell University
12:00 PM at HSC North, Room 3129

Wednesday, October 9

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Tuesday, October 15

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker - Yingming Zhao, PhD University of Chicago
12:00 PM at HSC North, Room 3129

Wednesday, October 16

WVU Cancer Cell Biology Fall Seminar Series

Speaker - David W. Ussery, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
"Using Chat=GPT in Teaching Bioinformatics"
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 2118 Health Sciences North

Tuesday, October 22

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker - John Gray, PhD
12:00 PM at HSC North, Room 3129

Sunday, October 27

Great Lakes Breast Cancer Research Symposium

Save the Date! The 6th annual Great Lakes Breast Cancer Research Symposium will be in Columbus, OH from October 27-29!

Tuesday, October 29

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker - James Sellers, PhD NIH
12:00 PM at HSC North, Room 3129

Wednesday, November 13

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

WVU Cancer Cell Biology Fall Seminar Series

Speaker - Sonikpreet Aulakh, MD, West Virginia University
"Personalized Treatment for Brain Cancers"
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 2118 Health Sciences North

Tuesday, November, 19

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker - Daniele Gilkes, PhD Johns Hopkins University
12:00 PM at HSC North, Room 3129

Wednesday, November, 20

WVU Cancer Cell Biology Fall Seminar Series

Speaker - Dannell D. Boatman, EdD, MS, West Virginia University
"Health Communication Research at the WVU Cancer Institute"
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 2118 Health Sciences North

Wednesday, December 11

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Wednesday, February 12

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Wednesday, March 12

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Wednesday, April 9

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Wednesday, May 14

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

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