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  • Endowed chair established to support pediatrics at WVU School of Medicine

    Monday, October 26, 2020

    Endowed chair established to support pediatrics at WVU School of Medicine Students, patients, and their families will benefit from a West Virginia University School of Medicine endowment that provides financial support to enhance research, teaching, and service activities within the growing Department of Pediatrics. Larry Pickering, M.D., FAAP, and his wife, Margaret, recently completed their longtime pledge to establish an endowed chair position. As of Sept. 1, Charles J. Mullett, M.D., Ph.D., who has led the pediatrics department since 2018, is the inaugural Margaret T. and Larry K. Pickering Chair in Pediatrics.

  • WVU, CDC report ‘weeks 0-2’ preliminary results for mask observation study

    Sunday, October 25, 2020

    WVU, CDC report ‘weeks 0-2’ preliminary results for mask observation study The School of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported preliminary findings for weeks 0-2 for the seven-week mask observation study launched earlier this month. The purpose of the study is to estimate the percentage of people within the WVU community wearing masks correctly and, ultimately, increase the proportion of people who use masks correctly.

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci to headline virtual event discussing COVID-19

    Friday, October 23, 2020

    Dr. Anthony Fauci to headline virtual event discussing COVID-19 Join the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute for a special event on Thursday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. discussing COVID-19 policy and public health and cutting edge research in West Virginia.

  • National Drug Take Back Day set for Oct. 24

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

    WVU Office of Health Promotion and Wellness, in collaboration with the University Police Department, will host National Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 24

  • WVU collaboration strives to overcome childhood obesity in the state

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    WVU collaboration strives to overcome childhood obesity in the state A group of West Virginia University researchers is working to change the narrative on childhood obesity and physical inactivity in the Mountain State. The West Virginia Coronary Artery Risk Detection in Appalachian Communities Project efforts in multiple West Virginia counties is attempting to turn the tide on childhood obesity numbers, as recently reported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Dietz awarded grant to explore treating postoperative joint infections

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    Dietz awarded grant to explore treating postoperative joint infections Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, Matthew Dietz, M.D., an associate professor in the West Virginia University School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics, and his colleagues can begin to understand how to successfully adapt and develop technology to combat rare infections in joint replacement surgeries.

  • WVU Global Health Week to be held Oct. 19-23

    Monday, October 19, 2020

    West Virginia University will celebrate Global Health Week 2020 from Monday, Oct. 19 through Friday, Oct. 23.

  • WVU in the News: WVU research team receives $1.3 million grant to reduce the impact of substance abuse

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

    WVU in the News: WVU research team receives $1.3 million grant to reduce the impact of substance abuse A team of researchers at West Virginia University has received a three-year $1.35 million grant to reduce the impact of substance abuse in three West Virginia counties.

  • WVU, CDC report first two weeks' results for mask observation study

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

    WVU, CDC report first two weeks' results for mask observation study The School of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announce the results for the first two weeks of their mask observation study. The purpose of the seven-week study is to estimate the percentage of people within the WVU community wearing masks correctly and, ultimately, increase the proportion of people who use masks correctly.

  • Former NBA player and advocate for prevention of substance abuse joins Hardesty Festival of Ideas

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

    Former NBA player and advocate for prevention of substance abuse joins Hardesty Festival of Ideas As part of the 2020 Hardesty Festival of Ideas, former NBA player Chris Herren will share his story on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.