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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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
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.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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
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.
Friday, October 27, 2017
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
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.
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.
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.
Monday, October 23, 2017
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.