Articles tagged with: HealthSciences


  • West Virginia University has selected three finalists for the post of dean of the School of Medicine: Pope L. Moseley, University of New Mexico School of Medicine; Vincent D. Pellegrini Jr., University of Maryland Medical Center; and Arthur J. Ross III, Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
  • The West Virginia University School of Nursing is honoring nurses who live or work in Monongalia County on Thursday, March 25 with a reception at the Erickson Alumni Center. Dean Georgia Narsavage, Ph.D., R.N., is hosting the event as part of the 50th anniversary of the school.
  • Norman D. Ferrari III, M.D., senior associate dean for student services and academic progress at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, recently received the 2010 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
  • Jame Abraham, M.D., section chief of hematology/oncology at West Virginia University and the Bonnie Wells Wilson Distinguished Professor and Eminent Scholar in Breast Cancer Research, has received an award from the President of India for his work in cancer.
  • West Virginia University alumnus and 'Biggest Loser' participant Jennifer Widder will share her wellness journey and her experiences on reality television with the public March 8 at 7 p.m. at the WVU Health Sciences Center.
  • Potomac State College of West Virginia University was recently awarded approximately $19,400 to help offset the costs of its H1N1 outreach efforts this academic year.
  • West Virginia University will construct a new biomedical research facility on its Morgantown campus with $14.5 million in funding awarded Thursday by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Physical fitness is associated with academic performance in young people, according to a study conducted by a West Virginia University researcher. Lesley Cottrell, Ph.D., said the study suggests that focusing more on physical fitness and physical education in school would result in healthier, happier and smarter children.
  • Matthew A. Boegehold, Ph.D., director of the Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences at West Virginia University, has been named president-elect of the Microcirculatory Society.
  • The Maier Foundation has pledged $1 million to establish the William J. Maier, Jr. Chair of Research at West Virginia University's Charleston Division School of Medicine. The gift is expected to be matched under the "Bucks for Brains" program with an additional $1 million from West Virginia Research Trust Fund, creating the largest endowment ever to advance biomedical research in the Kanawha Valley.
  • Media Advisory: CARDIAC Project event postponed due to weather conditions

    February 26th, 2010
    WVU's Coronary Artery Risk Detection in Appalachian Communities celebration scheduled to take place in Boone County on Friday, Feb. 26 has been postponed because of weather conditions. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
  • A research team at West Virginia University says the state's schools have made substantial progress in helping students adopt healthy behaviors. But there is still room for improvement. Their evaluations of the first year of the West Virginia Board of Education's school nutrition standards, and the second year of the Healthy Lifestyles Act, show that most schools are taking action.
  • Media Advisory: 100,000 W.Va. children screened in CARDIAC Project

    February 23rd, 2010
    Coronary Artery Risk Detection in Appalachian Communities Celebration to be held in Boone County on Friday, Feb. 26.
  • Breast cancer patients at the WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center like having a new specialty boutique in the same place where they receive treatment. Located on the ground floor near the main lobby of the Cancer Center, the Boutique features a variety of specialty products including free wigs and scarves. More wigs can also be purchased, as well as hats, turbans, breast prostheses and post-mastectomy bras. Personal assistance with fitting is also provided.
  • A 2009 WVU School of Nursing graduate, Tiffany Hamilton answered a call for nurses to travel to the earthquake-stricken island. Thousands of people injured during the earthquake in January were desperate for medical care.
  • The West Virginia University School of Dentistry will celebrate National Children?s Dental Health Month by providing free examinations to children on Friday, Feb. 12 in the WVU Pediatric Dentistry Clinic. The exams are offered for children ages 1 to 17 from 8:45 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:45 p.m.
  • When Ann Chester was in seventh grade, her teachers told her, "You're not going to college." She couldn't believe it. She'd always been a good student, always believed her path led to the door of a university. But someone had misread her test scores, and she ended up in a class full of underachievers. Soon, she was underachieving, too.
  • Michael Hendryx, Ph.D., director of the WVU Rural Health Research Center, is one of a group of scientists whose research has led to a call for a moratorium on permits for mountaintop mining. In this week's edition of the journal Science, they argue that peer-reviewed research unequivocally documents irreversible environmental impacts from this form of mining which also exposes local residents to a higher risk of serious health problems.
  • WVU Hospitals' Sleep Evaluation Center has been fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
  • For decades, chemotherapy has been helping people beat cancer. But not everyone who takes the cancer killing drugs escapes their side effects. A new study at West Virginia University will literally be music to the ears of patients who are experiencing the two most distressing side effects - nausea and vomiting.