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  • Pack The Rack: Health Sciences community stepping up to honor veterans

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    Pack The Rack: Health Sciences community stepping up to honor veterans 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. 

  • School of Medicine offers research internships for Immunology and Medical Microbiology students

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    School of Medicine offers research internships for Immunology and Medical Microbiology students For undergraduate students, research may sound great in theory, but it may also seem mundane and repetitive. However, there are many practical benefits of doing undergraduate research and reasons why every student should at least try it. Research is directly connected with critical and independent thinking, creativity and most importantly, discovery. Essentially, all knowledge in every academic discipline comes from some sort of research.

  • WVU opens new inhalation facility, $1.7 million NIH grant investigates effects of inhaled particles on health

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    WVU opens new inhalation facility, $1.7 million NIH grant investigates effects of inhaled particles on health West Virginia University’s new Inhalation Facility will be the home for research and collaborations that measure, identify and discover how the particles we breathe affect our health. Timothy Nurkiewicz, a microvascular physiologist in the School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, is the director of the new lab.

  • WVU’s Clay Marsh to address congressional caucus on opioid epidemic

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    WVU’s Clay Marsh to address congressional caucus on opioid epidemic West Virginia University Health Sciences Vice President and Executive Dean Clay B. Marsh, MD, will address the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus as part of a panel discussion on how medical schools and teaching hospitals are working to treat patients with opioid use disorders and ultimately stem the tide of overdoses in hard-hit and underserved areas of the country. The briefing is set for Tue., Oct. 17 at noon in the Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, D.C.

  • WVU Cancer Institute Science Exchange hosts a crowd of ideas

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    WVU Cancer Institute Science Exchange hosts a crowd of ideas Linda Vona-Davis, Ph.D., director of the Biomedical Master of Science in Health Sciences Program at West Virginia University, was surprised and delighted to see 65 of her colleagues at her recent presentation. Before the standing-room-only crowd, she discussed her latest research into how adipose-derived stem cells, which originate in fat, influence the activity of breast cancer cells.

  • WVU to hold inaugural Day of Giving Nov. 8

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    WVU to hold inaugural Day of Giving Nov. 8 One day. The words suggest a moment and a future. Both are being emphasized on Nov. 8 as WVU is reaching out to students, alumni and friends, encouraging them to make a gift – especially ones that go to the general, unrestricted needs of the University and its schools and colleges.

  • WVU researcher receives $1.6 million to fight inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    WVU researcher receives $1.6 million to fight inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases Inflammation is overwhelmingly beneficial, helping to fight illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses. However, most neurological diseases involve inflammation in the brain, which is thought to contribute to or exacerbate diseases.

  • Expansion of Post-Award Administration

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    The Office of Research and Graduate Education is pleased to announce the expansion of services involving Post-Award Administration of sponsored projects within the Health Sciences Center.

  • WVU biochemist goes online to X-ray life-sustaining crystals

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    WVU biochemist goes online to X-ray life-sustaining crystals On August 22, Aaron Robart, assistant professor of biochemistry in the WVU School of Medicine, used the powerful Advanced Photon Source at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago to zap three types of life-sustaining crystals with X-rays revealing molecular structures that resemble tangles of corkscrew pasta or patterns of daisies.

  • Women In Science and Health Committee announces conference opportunity

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    The Mid-Career Seminar for Women, offered through the AAMC, is accepting applications from women physicians and scientists through Sept. 27, 2017.