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  • WVCTSI accepting applications for 3 pilot funding opportunities

    Monday, March 4, 2019

    WVCTSI accepting applications for 3 pilot funding opportunities WVCTSI has released requests for applications (RFA) for the Collaborative RFA, Small Grant RFA, and Launch Pilot Grant funding opportunities.

  • WVU Public Health partnering with Davis College to identify barriers to food access in the Mountain State

    Monday, March 4, 2019

    WVU Public Health partnering with Davis College to identify barriers to food access in the Mountain State A West Virginia University expert in the social determinants of health is exploring barriers that keep many West Virginians from eating healthy diets that can help protect against chronic disease.

  • Alexander to serve on editorial board of new Journal of Appalachian Health

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    Alexander to serve on editorial board of new Journal of Appalachian Health A new journal focused on the health challenges of Appalachia launched this month, and WVU public health expert Linda Alexander will serve on the publication’s editorial board.

  • WVU neuroscientist explores fighting weight gain with darkness

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    WVU neuroscientist explores fighting weight gain with darkness A novel way to treat weight gain may involve limiting our exposure to light at night—whether that light comes from our bedside lamps, the light pollution that sneaks through our windows or the electronic devices we use as we drift off to sleep.

  • Haut named to new leadership position at Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

    Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    Haut named to new leadership position at Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Marc W. Haut, Ph.D., has been chosen to serve in a new leadership role as vice chair and director of clinical research and education for the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. Currently the chair of West Virginia University’s Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, Dr. Haut is also professor in the Departments of Neuroscience, Neurology and Radiology and the WVU Cancer Institute.

  • Faculty Development Presentation: Writing Multiple Choice Questions

    Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    The Health Science Faculty Development Program will host a session on Thursday, Mar. 14 from noon to 1 p.m. in room, 2256 HSS.

  • School of Social Work hosts Behavioral Health Summit

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    School of Social Work hosts Behavioral Health Summit The WVU School of Social Work’s Rural Integrated Behavioral Health Training Program, joined by the California University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh Behavioral Health Training Programs, will host a Behavioral Health Summit on March 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.

  • WVU researcher explores what tumor cells and a healthy retina have in common

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    WVU researcher explores what tumor cells and a healthy retina have in common How is a healthy retina cell like a tumor cell? It hijacks an energy-producing chemical reaction to churn out molecular building blocks. When tumor cells do it, they use the building blocks to make cancer grow and spread. But when retina cells do it, they renew photoreceptor membranes that keep our vision sharp.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Solicits Opioid Research Funding Opportunities

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Solicits Opioid Research Funding Opportunities U.S. Department of Agriculture   Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants—Opioid - Applications submitted under this announcement should address how they will strengthen local capacity to address one or more of the following focus areas: 1. Prevention—for example, educating community members and care providers or implementing harm reduction strategies to reduce the number of fatal opioid related overdoses and the occurrence of opioid use disorder among new and at risk users. 2. Treatment—for example, implementing or expanding access to evidence-based practices for opioid use disorder treatment, such as medication-assisted treatment. 3. Recovery—for example, expanding peer recovery and treatment options that help people with opioid use disorder start recovery and avoid relapse. In the context of the national opioid crisis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified 220 counties and jurisdictions that are vulnerable to infection or disease outbreak due to injection drug use (hereinafter at-risk counties). Under this grant opportunity, the Agency is prioritizing assistance for rural areas in these at-risk counties. Applications with end-user sites that are in one or more of the at-risk counties will receive additional points in the competitive scoring process. These at-risk counties are listed in section E of this announcement, the FY 2019 DLT Grant Program – Opioid Application Guide (Application Guide), and the CDC website. APPLICATION DUE DATE: April 15, 2019.

  • WVU School of Public Health student’s work featured in “Women & Water” exhibit

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    WVU School of Public Health student’s work featured in “Women & Water” exhibit Maya Nye, a Public Health graduate student at WVU, is participating in the upcoming “Women & Water in West Virginia” exhibit at the Downtown Campus Library. The event is part of the WVU Art in the Libraries’ ongoing WATER exhibit.