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  • 2018 Vice President's Awards accepting nominations now through Feb. 28

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    2018 Vice President's Awards accepting nominations now through Feb. 28 The 6th Annual Vice President's Awards committee is now accepting nominations, and this is your opportunity to honor and recognize employees at the WVU Health Sciences Center.

  • Free children’s dental exams to be offered Feb. 9

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Free children’s dental exams to be offered Feb. 9 WVU Dental Care will celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month by offering free examinations, screening X-rays if needed, and fluoride treatments to children ages one to 17 from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 in the WVU Pediatric Dentistry Clinic.

  • Dr. Jim Withers: Bringing “street medicine” to the homeless

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Dr. Jim Withers: Bringing “street medicine” to the homeless For more than two decades, Dr. Jim Withers has been doing street rounds in Pittsburgh, PA, providing medical care to the homeless. Withers, of Operation Safety Net (OSN) and a 2015 Top 10 CNN Hero will be giving a talk on homelessness and street medicine on the WVU Health Sciences Campus on Monday February 12. The public event will be at noon in the Okey Patteson Auditorium. Guests are also invited for refreshments and the chance to speak with Dr. Withers following the talk in the Pylons area.

  • Public health researchers create safety education guide for post-secondary construction programs

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    Public health researchers create safety education guide for post-secondary construction programs Two to three construction workers die each day on job sites in the United States. To combat these statistics, public health researchers from West Virginia University and the University of California, Berkley have created an innovative, evidence-based safety guide for post-secondary Career Technical Education (CTE) construction programs.

  • WVU Health Sciences hosts lecture on hospital safety

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    On Friday, Feb. 16, WVU Health Sciences Center will host Alan Fitch, a physician assistant at VCU Health’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and his wife Cathy Motley-Fitch, a performer and voice teacher. The lecture will be held at noon at the Health Sciences Center, Room1905.

  • Our physicians are our patients, too: WVU Medicine urologist battles brain inflammation

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Our physicians are our patients, too: WVU Medicine urologist battles brain inflammation WVU Medicine urologist Adam Luchey, MD, was on vacation with his family in South Carolina when he began to experience symptoms of a rare brain inflammation called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM).

  • Women: Love your heart all year long

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Women: Love your heart all year long Partho P. Sengupta, MD, chief of cardiology at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, gives you the lowdown on what you can do to boost your heart health all year long.

  • WVU researcher uses photography to analyze food access among rural seniors

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    WVU researcher uses photography to analyze food access among rural seniors Lauri Andress, an assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, is working to disrupt the current model for how seniors in rural Appalachia access healthy food.

  • WVU School of Public Health student selected for WVU Foundation Distinguished Doctoral Scholarship

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    WVU School of Public Health student selected for WVU Foundation Distinguished Doctoral Scholarship Elizabeth Claydon, a prominent Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the WVU School of Public Health, was named one of four recipients of the WVU Foundation Distinguished Doctoral Scholarship. These scholarships are reserved for doctoral candidates who are working toward the completion of their dissertations during the Spring 2018 term.

  • New study led by public health researcher finds ‘suicides by drugs’ profoundly undercounted in the United States

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    New study led by public health researcher finds ‘suicides by drugs’ profoundly undercounted in the United States According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate in the United States increased by 34 percent between 2000 and 2016. While that rate is high, a team of researchers led by SPH faculty member Ian Rockett believes it is seriously underestimated.