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  • WVCTSI names 5 new Research Scholars 

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Five clinical and translational scientists have been named Research Scholars by the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI). These five investigators from the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine include: Amelia Adcock, M.D., Cassie Brode, Ph.D., Elizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi, Ph.D., James Mahoney III, Ph.D., and Rashi Mehta, M.D.

  • WVU faculty awarded CDC grant to help southern West Virginia communities build healthy futures

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    Faculty from WVU Extension Service, WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, and WVU School of Public Health and West Virginia Prevention Research Center received a five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help in Clay and McDowell counties reduce obesity and other chronic diseases related to long-term unhealthy lifestyles.

  • Protecting coal miners from black lung disease

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    In a report published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, WVU School of Public Health researcher Michael McCawley and his colleagues pinpoint shortcomings in how miners’ exposure to respirable coal-mine dust is monitored. Inhaling this dust over time leads to black lung disease.

  • Community-based research town hall

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    WVCTSI and the WVU Mountaineer Health Initiative are co-sponsoring a town hall meeting to highlight research taking place across the state. “Conversation and Collaboration: WVU Community-Based Researchers and Outreach Staff Making a Difference,” offers attendees the chance to learn about the range of community engaged research and outreach across the state, meet colleagues engaged in similar work, identify common issues, and ascertain better ways to support each other in the field.

  • Public Health faculty to provide evaluation expertise for new Family Engagement Center

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Three West Virginia University School of Public Health faculty members will be part of a $4.8 million Department of Education grant to develop a new West Virginia Family Engagement Center. Associate Professor Alfgeir Kristjansson, Ph.D., and adjunct faculty members Megan Smith and Michael Mann – formerly full-time faculty in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences – will serve as external evaluators for the project.

  • Du Publishes Two Studies That Describe an Improved Approach to Bone Marrow Transplant

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    WVU cancer researcher Wei Du, MD, PhD, teamed up with researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to focus on improving outcomes and reducing side effects of traditional stem cell transplant. Their work was recently published in Leukemia, one of the top journals in hematology.

  • NIH awards WVU $11.2 million for interdisciplinary cancer research

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    West Virginia University’s School of Pharmacy will soon become one of the few pharmacy schools in the nation that leads a center of biomedical research excellence. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, these centers support interdisciplinary, thematically related research into preventing, diagnosing and treating health problems. 

  • Influenza vaccine required for all employees working in patient care areas

    Monday, October 8, 2018

    WVU faculty, providers, residents, students and volunteers whose job duties bring them into contact with patients are required to receive the flu vaccination prior to Wed., Dec. 5. Options are available through Employee Health.

  • WVU Cancer Institute’s Second Annual Lung Cancer Conference: Catalyzing Change to Address Lung Cancer

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    The free event is designed to heighten awareness about the impact of lung cancer across West Virginia. The conference will engage health care providers, health care delivery systems, community-based organizations, payers, advocates, public health educators, and policymakers to improve lung cancer screening, early detection, treatment, and survivorship.

  • WVU Global Health Week to be held Oct. 15-19 at Health Sciences Center

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    Global health challenges and experiences will be explored during the School of Medicine’s 2018 Global Health Week held at Health Sciences.