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  • Hackathon

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    The Health Sciences Innovation Center is planning the first ever WVU Health Sciences Hackathon on March 18-19, 2017.  We will be sending out more information in the coming weeks. There will be $10,000 in prizes in 5 prize categories. Teams should be multidisciplinary and it is open to all members of the WVU community. Students who may be interested are: Programmers, public health experts, media gurus, business students, clinicians, and researchers. The theme of the event is “Human in the Loop” Please contact Debra Beery at dbeery@hsc.wvu.edu  to receive more information as it is available.

  • West Virginia one of 7 states participating in a National Governor’s Association Learning Laboratory on prevention of heroin and fentanyl overdoses

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    A team from West Virginia—with members representing Governor Tomblin’s office, the Bureaus of Public Health and Behavioral Health and Health Facilities in the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, the WV Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, and the WVU Injury Control Research Center—recently traveled to Newport, Rhode Island to participate in a Learning Lab sponsored by the National Governor’s Association (NGA). The purpose of the Learning Laboratory was for states to share information on overdose prevention efforts, and to learn about Rhode Island’s model overdose prevention program.  The NGA Learning Lab—entitled “State Strategies for Reducing Overdose and Deaths from Heroin and Illicit Fentanyl”—also included a team from the host state Rhode Island, along with teams from Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  Members of the WV Team for the 2-day Learning Lab included:  Joseph Garcia, Director of Legislative Affairs in Governor Tomblin’s Office; John Yauch, Director of the WV Violence and Injury Prevention Program in the BPH; Kimberly Walsh, Deputy Commissioner of the BBHHF; Charity Sayre, Justice Reinvention Coordinator in the WV Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety; Matthew Izzo, Administrator of the WV Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and Herb Linn, Deputy Director of the West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center.

  • WVU BRNI brings neuroscience thought leader Dr. Gerry Rubin to campus as part of Notable Neuroscientist Seminar series

    Thursday, October 6, 2016

    As part of the Notable Neuroscientist seminar series, the WVU Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute is bringing noted biologist and geneticist Dr. Gerry Rubin to campus on October 13 – 14.

  • WVU’s food bank to open second location, The Rack II@HSC

    Thursday, October 6, 2016

    West Virginia University Health Sciences will soon open “The Rack II@HSC,” WVU Health Sciences’ Campus Food Bank, to assist with campus-wide efforts to address the growing population of homeless and/or hungry employees/students.    

  • WVU Health Sciences to host nationally recognized speakers for Global Health Week

    Monday, October 3, 2016

    Global health experts from around the nation will take on important issues during the West Virginia University School of Medicine's 2016 Global Health Week.

  • Internationally known expert joins WVU School of Public Health as first endowed professor

    Friday, September 9, 2016

    Internationally renowned researcher Gordon S. Smith, M.B., Ch.B., MPH, has joined the WVU School of Public Health as the inaugural Stuart M. and Joyce N. Robbins Distinguished Professor in Epidemiology.

  • HSC immigration training session on September 12

    Friday, September 2, 2016

    The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) and the Global Engagement Office (GEO) will be holding an immigration training session that will provide a comprehensive review of the recruitment process pertaining to hiring foreign individuals.

  • WVU researcher: Self-injury ties with diabetes as 7th leading cause of death in U.S.

    Friday, August 26, 2016

    A new study finds self-injury – suicide and drug self-intoxication – ties with diabetes as the seventh leading cause of death and ranks ahead of influenza and pneumonia combined and kidney disease.

  • Students inducted in the newly created Van Liere Research Society

    Friday, August 19, 2016

    For more information on the program, please visit: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/RESOFF/