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  • WVU health care simulation week kicks off Sept. 12

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    WVU health care simulation week kicks off Sept. 12 September 12 kicks off national Health Care Simulation Week, and the WV STEPS Center welcomes visitors to a series of events highlighting simulation education.

  • Meet Lucas, WVU Health Sciences’ new certified visitation dog

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Meet Lucas, WVU Health Sciences’ new certified visitation dog At any given time, we all appreciate the unconditional affection, softness and friendliness of a dog. Something about an animal, particularly a dog, just puts people at ease.

  • Rainelle project offers hope to people overcoming addiction

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Rainelle project offers hope to people overcoming addiction Seeds of Recovery, in Rainelle, West Virginia, offers a  training program to men and women in the West Virginia drug court system who are overcoming addiction. “Seeds of Recovery is often the last chance for our students to do something—meaning if they don’t, the alternative could be jail time,” said Elizabeth Reynolds, West Virginia University Extension Service Nutrition Outreach Instructor. 

  • WVU, Uniformed Services University form unique collaboration to combat the opioid epidemic

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    WVU, Uniformed Services University form unique collaboration to combat the opioid epidemic Drawing from the latest strategies and techniques in battlefield medicine, leaders from West Virginia University are collaborating with the Uniformed Services University’s Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM) to combat opioid misuse and addiction in the state of West Virginia.

  • WVU Welcomes Largest Class of Biomedical Sciences Graduate Students

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    WVU Welcomes Largest Class of Biomedical Sciences Graduate Students The West Virginia University Office of Research and Graduate Education recently welcomed its largest class of graduate students into the doctoral and master’s degree programs in Biomedical Sciences.

  • Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control wins first place ribbons

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control wins first place ribbons Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) program staff won two first place ribbons at the 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Cancer Conference in Atlanta this August. They were invited to present three posters for the overall National conference and an oral presentation for the CDC Colorectal Cancer Control Program Meeting. Two posters, noted below, won first place ribbons.

  • WVCTSI expands access to substance abuse treatment in West Virginia

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    WVCTSI expands access to substance abuse treatment in West Virginia MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia continues to be devastated by the opioid epidemic, leading the nation in overdose death rates. According to STAT News, opioids could kill nearly half a million Americans in the next 10 years.

  • Who feels most comfortable asking doctors to wash their hands? Parents

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    Who feels most comfortable asking doctors to wash their hands? Parents To keep from spreading illness among their patients, the best action healthcare providers can take is to wash their hands. Dr. Allison Lastinger, a fellow at WVU, recently studied how adult patients and the parents of pediatric patients can be more comfortable asking their doctors and nurses to wash their hands.

  • Eclipse eye safety: Common errors can cause serious damage

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Eclipse eye safety: Common errors can cause serious damage On Monday, Aug. 21, North America will experience a total solar eclipse, the first visible in the United States since 1979. The WVU Eye Institute urges eclipse viewers to enjoy this extraordinary phenomenon safely by protecting their eyes.

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the WVU School of Public Health to host events focused on vulnerable adults

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the WVU School of Public Health to host events focused on vulnerable adults Next month, the WVU School of Public Health and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will co-host a series of events focusing on aging, elder abuse and public health policy. Two separate lectures will feature Dr. Pamela B. Teaster, Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, followed by OLLI’s annual fall open house event.