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  • WVU HVI researcher wins annual Scientific Sessions of American Society of Echocardiography Young Investigator award

    Friday, June 28, 2019

    WVU HVI researcher wins annual Scientific Sessions of American Society of Echocardiography Young Investigator award Nobuyuki Kagiyama, M.D., Ph.D., a postdoctoral research scholar with the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Center for Innovation, is the 2019 recipient of the Annual Scientific Sessions of American Society of Echocardiography Arthur Weyman Young Investigator Award.

  • Alumni donation helps fund STEPS purchase of virtual dissection table

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    A recent donation by West Virginia University alumni Dr. John Mikita and his wife has helped the WV STEPS Center purchase an Anatomage Table, a virtual dissection tool.

  • WVU Department of Medicine names Sengupta first Abnash C. Jain Chair of Cardiology

    Monday, June 24, 2019

    WVU Department of Medicine names Sengupta first Abnash C. Jain Chair of Cardiology Partho Sengupta, M.D., director of Cardiovascular Imaging and chair of the Center for Innovation as well as chief of the Division of Cardiology in the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, has been named the Abnash C. Jain  Chair of Cardiology.

  • WVU Charleston Campus Alumni “Come Home” Reunion

    Sunday, June 23, 2019

    WVU Charleston Campus Alumni “Come Home” Reunion Join us for the first Charleston Campus Alumni “Come Home” Reunion, a time to reconnect, reminisce, and to reacquaint yourself with the exciting new developments on the Charleston campus. All alumni who graduated in the past 40 years are invited.

  • WVU welcomes newest class of residents, fellows

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    WVU welcomes newest class of residents, fellows The West Virginia University School of Medicine recently welcomed a class of 196 new resident and fellow physicians to the graduate medical education program.

  • WVU alumni in the news: Patrice A. Harris, M.D., Inaugurated as 174th President of the AMA

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    WVU alumni in the news: Patrice A. Harris, M.D., Inaugurated as 174th President of the AMA Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A., a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn in today as the 174th president of the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s premier physician organization. Dr. Harris is the first African-American woman to hold the office. She will focus her tenure on the AMA’s three strategic arcs: attacking the dysfunction in health care by removing obstacles and burdens that interfere with patient care; driving the future of medicine by reimagining medical education, training and lifelong learning, and by promoting innovation to tackle the biggest challenges in health care; and leading the charge to confront the chronic disease crisis and improve the health of the nation.

  • Researchers highlight dangers of opioids in hospitalized patients

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    The opioid crisis is a major public health issue with over 47,000 deaths reported due to overdose in 2017 alone. However the impact of narcotics in hospitalized patients is less known. A team of researchers lead by Sunil Sharma, M.D., Section Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine & Director of WVU's MICU & Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Program Development, recently reported that patients admitted for congestive heart failure had a high likelihood of receiving opioids during their hospitalization (41%) resulting in escalation of care.

  • WVU Medicine Children’s Pediatric Urology climbs 12 spots in national U.S. News & World Report rankings

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    WVU Medicine Children’s Pediatric Urology climbs 12 spots in national U.S. News & World Report rankings Pediatric Urology at WVU Medicine Children’s has again been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, this year coming in at 30th in the nation – a dozen spots up from last year’s ranking, which marked WVU Medicine Children’s first-ever appearance on the list. “Rankings like this one reinforce our position as a national leader in the delivery of high quality specialty care,” Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the West Virginia University Health System, said. “We are grateful to and proud of everyone involved in the Pediatric Urology Program for all of the work that has gone into achieving this impressive and hard-earned recognition.”

  • WVU Alumni in the News: Wheeling Doctor Gregory Merrick Named Chambers YMCA Light of the Valley

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    WHEELING — The Chambers YMCA Light of the Valley honoree for 2019, Dr. Gregory Merrick, knows the value of keeping fit and educating the public on health issues.

  • WVU researcher studies new treatment for pancreatic cancer

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    WVU researcher studies new treatment for pancreatic cancer If the American Cancer Society’s projections prove accurate, more people will die from pancreatic cancer than from breast, brain, ovarian or prostate cancer this year.