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  • Too much light may darken mood of hospital patients, say WVU researchers

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

     Too much light may darken mood of hospital patients, say WVU researchers It never gets dark in a hospital room, even in the middle of the night. The constant illumination can do more than just annoy patients. According to a study by Randy Nelson and Courtney DeVries—researchers in the WVU School of Medicine—it may even depress them. Nelson’s and DeVries’ work may suggest new hospital lighting schemes that bolster patients’ moods and promote healing.

  • With pancreatic cancer rates on the rise, WVU surgeon looks for a cure

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    With pancreatic cancer rates on the rise, WVU surgeon looks for a cure For those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the battle is mainly uphill. The disease is hard to identify. Treatment options are limited. Response rates are low. But, a new Hirshberg Foundation seed grant will allow a West Virginia University School of Medicine surgeon to explore new treatment therapies.

  • Upper denture wearers could participate in dental implant study

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    Upper denture wearers could participate in dental implant study To take part in the study you must be at least 21 years old, wear an upper complete denture, have a recently taken (within the last year) panoramic x-ray of your jaws and be willing to answer a questionnaire about your dentures.

  • WVU, statewide partners to host policy and research symposium to address opioid crisis, Nov. 19-20

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    WVU, statewide partners to host policy and research symposium to address opioid crisis, Nov. 19-20 Researchers at the West Virginia University School of Public Health, in coordination with partners across the state, will bring together policy administrators, state legislators and researchers from across the state in a continued effort to combat the growing opioid epidemic.

  • WVU now offering master’s in health administration program

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    WVU now offering master’s in health administration program In an effort to meet growing healthcare needs across the state, the West Virginia University School of Public Health is now offering a Master of Health Administration, a premier program for those seeking to lead the health systems of the future.

  • WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute first in U.S. to use deep brain stimulation to fight opioid addiction

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute first in U.S. to use deep brain stimulation to fight opioid addiction The West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and WVU Medicine, today (Nov. 5) announced the launch of a first-in-the-U.S. clinical trial using deep brain stimulation for patients suffering from treatment-resistant opioid use disorder. 

  • WVU Cancer Institute Annual Meeting and Hardesty Lecture

    Friday, November 1, 2019

    WVU Cancer Institute Annual Meeting and Hardesty Lecture The WVU Cancer Institute (WVUCI) is sponsoring the second Annual WVUCI Scientific Meeting on Nov. 22, 2019, at the Erickson Alumni Center. This is a half-day event with scientific sessions that include outside speakers, as well as reports from selected WVUCI faculty members highlighting their basic, clinical and population research. 

  • Science Exchange presents Cancer Biologist Rajan Gogna

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Science Exchange presents Cancer Biologist Rajan Gogna On Friday, Nov. 15, the WVU Cancer Institute Science Exchange will be featuring Rajan Gogna, PhD, MS, MBA. Gogna is a cancer biologist whose work identifies a way to potentially make tumors more susceptible to chemotherapy.

  • Public Health undergraduate student presents research at international summit

    Monday, October 28, 2019

    Public Health undergraduate student presents research at international summit West Virginia University School of Public Health senior Brittany Smith is no stranger to research. Now in her final semester before graduation, Smith’s passion for research has taken her to rural communities in Appalachia, Capitol Hill and even Naples, Italy.

  • Expert Panel: Cancer Treatment Plans Should Include Tailored Exercise Prescriptions

    Sunday, October 27, 2019

    Expert Panel: Cancer Treatment Plans Should Include Tailored Exercise Prescriptions Morgantown, WV – New guidance published this week from exercise oncology experts recommend systematic use of an “exercise prescription” by health care workers and fitness professionals in designing and delivering exercise programs that aim to lower the risk of developing certain cancers and best meet the needs, preferences, and abilities of people with cancer. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) convened a roundtable of experts from 17 partner organizations, which included WVU Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute—part of the National Institutes of Health, to review the latest scientific evidence and offer recommendations about the benefits of exercise for prevention, treatment, recovery and improved survival.