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  • WVU doctors create Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health to halt chronic disease

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    WVU doctors create Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health to halt chronic disease As recent national statistics for obesity and diabetes revealed West Virginia’s ranking as number one in both, a team of interdisciplinary healthcare providers at West Virginia University is creating a new Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health with the bold goal of preventing and reversing these conditions with not more medication, but less.

  • Grant will help WVU Medicine identify HIV, Hepatitis C patients

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    Grant will help WVU Medicine identify HIV, Hepatitis C patients The WVU Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine has been awarded a four-year, $1.375 million grant from Frontlines of Communities in the United States (FOCUS) to identify and link to care patients infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) at several WVU Medicine clinical sites.

  • WVU in the News: Assistant Dean Brumage discusses childhood trauma as a source of public health problems

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    WVU in the News: Assistant Dean Brumage discusses childhood trauma as a source of public health problems Dr. Michael Brumage, assistant dean at the SPH and executive director and health officer for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, is featured on West Virginia Public Broadcasting's podcast, "The Front Porch." In this episode, Brumage shares his insights on how exposure to childhood trauma can lead to a variety of public health problems in adulthood.

  • WVU researcher examines patient awareness of prescription drug risks

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    WVU researcher examines patient awareness of prescription drug risks Prescription medications, including antidepressants and pain medications, can have various side effects and risks, and a West Virginia University researcher is examining whether patients understand the risks associated with driving. Robin Pollini, Associate Director of the WVU School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center, led a study on driver awareness of the potential effects of prescription medications.

  • Scientist appointed to lead brain health and performance program at WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Scientist appointed to lead brain health and performance program at WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute WVU Medicine has appointed Scott Galster, Ph.D., to lead the human performance research and brain health programs at West Virginia University and WVU Medicine. He will do so at the newly formed West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Galster also will serve as a tenured professor in the Department of Physiology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience at the WVU School of Medicine.

  • WVU researcher examines mindfulness

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    WVU researcher examines mindfulness A paper coauthored by Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, assistant professor in the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, explores the need for greater rigor in mindfulness research. It also recommends ways to obtain more precise data from mindfulness studies and to communicate findings more accurately.

  • WVU, community groups to host screening of ‘Heroin(e)’ documentary and discussion on opioid epidemic

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    WVU, community groups to host screening of ‘Heroin(e)’ documentary and discussion on opioid epidemic Several West Virginia University and community groups are joining efforts to discuss the Morgantown area’s approach to combatting the opioid epidemic. The WVU School of Public Health, Milan Puskar Health Right, the Monongalia County Health Department, WVU Collegiate Recovery Program, and WVU Student Government Association will host a November 16 community screening of the Netflix original short documentary “Heroin(e),” followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A. West Virginia Public Broadcasting is supporting the event.

  • Whipkey Fund to advance WVU diabetic research initiatives

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    West Virginia University Health Sciences has received a renewable grant of more than $100,000 to assist its effort in the fight against diabetes.

  • Former WVU physician establishes future faculty chair with estate gift

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    Ronald Scobbo, MD and his wife, Jeanne, are donating the remainder of their estate to the West Virginia University School of Medicine, establishing the Ronald and Jeanne Scobbo Chair of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine.

  • Pack The Rack: Health Sciences community stepping up to honor veterans

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    Pack The Rack: Health Sciences community stepping up to honor veterans WVU faculty, students and staff are invited to give back to the community by donating non-perishable food items through Nov. 3 in honor of fallen U.S. army soldier and WVU graduate Corporal Tyler Burroughs.