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  • A fund that benefits cancer patients at West Virginia University's Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center is more than $5,000 richer thanks to a group of Morgantown women and three student organizations at WVU.
  • The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association recently named Susan Arnold, director of the WVU Health Sciences Library, its Librarian of the Year. Jana Liebermann, chair of the MAC awards committee, said the award reflects Arnold's accomplishments over the past few years. Liebermann praised Arnold's involvement with the library's move into the new Health Sciences Learning Center in 2007, the migration from print to electronic resources, and a phenomenal increase in the use of the Libraries' electronic resources.
  • Heart surgeon Anthony Holden, M.D., has joined the WVU Heart Institute. He specializes in cardiac surgery, including coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic valve surgery, surgery for atrial fibrillation and mitral valve repair surgery.
  • As the Mountain State?s flagship, land-grant institution, West Virginia University is dedicated to improving the lives of West Virginians. At the same time, as a major research institution, WVU?s reach is global, and its faculty travel the world in pursuit of knowledge and discovery.
  • After an extensive national search, West Virginia University Chancellor for Health Sciences Christopher C. Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., has announced that Glenn Dillon, Ph.D., will become the new vice president for health sciences research and graduate Education. Dr. Dillon is currently the vice president for research and a professor in pharmacology and neuroscience at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
  • Get your health questions answered and participate in a variety of health screenings at the 2011 WVU Healthcare Expo, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at the Morgantown Mall. This year's Expo will feature 47 exhibitors from different departments and programs at WVU Healthcare, WVU Health Sciences and affiliated organizations.
  • Five undergraduate students completed cancer research fellowships at the WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center this summer.
  • To welcome David A. Felton, D.D.S., M.S., the new dean of West Virginia University School of Dentistry, to the University and the state, Thomas W. Jarrett, D.D.S., M.S., a 1975 graduate of the School, and his wife, Sally, have donated $100,000 to create the Jarrett Family Research Endowment for Dentistry.
  • Julian Bailes, M.D., has resigned his post as chair of the Department of Neurosurgery in the West Virginia University School of Medicine to become the chairman of the neurosurgery program at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill., and a professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
  • A West Virginia University dietician who is helping to identify strategies for fighting obesity among pre-school children said a national survey released Friday that named West Virginia as the third most obese state in America isn't really news, but should serve as yet another alarm for West Virginia families to take charge of making lifestyle changes.
  • The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation awarded four separate grants to West Virginia University between April and June totaling $622,000.
  • Being overweight or obese and inactive are risk factors for breast cancer and for recurrence of the disease. For patients with hard-to-treat triple-negative breast cancer, it's especially important to maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly.
  • The Health Sciences and Technology Academy at West Virginia University has received a $125,000 grant from the Benedum Foundation to evaluate the student influence on healthy living in their families and community.
  • Genevieve Bennett Wiley, adult welfare consultant for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, has been named the recipient of the third annual Anita S. Harbert Outstanding Achievement in Aging Award.
  • The Division of Social Work and the Center on Aging at West Virginia University will host the 33rd Summer Institute on Aging June 8-10 at the Lakeview Resort and Conference Center in Morgantown.
  • After five years of treating patients and offering medical training in the remote Andes of southern Peru, Brian D. Riedel, M.D., a pediatric digestive diseases specialist for WVU Healthcare, returned with a clear understanding of the dedication and commitment required for international work.
  • WVU alumnus Stuart M. Robbins believes his alma mater is poised to make a great leap forward and he and his wife Joyce want to help pave the way. That's why they are donating $3 million to be shared between two of WVU's colleges.
  • West Virginia University's efforts to combat pediatric diabetes has received critical support with a $1 million donation to WVU Children's Hospital and the WVU Department of Pediatrics from former state legislator Mike Ross. Included in the gift is $400,000 for research, which is expected to qualify for a match from the state's Research Trust Fund.
  • To help accommodate students with most or all of their classes on West Virginia University's Health Sciences campus, the Office of the Registrar has opened a satellite office.
  • Plans for a new School of Public Health at West Virginia University are moving forward, thanks to a $1 million appropriation in the state budget approved by the state legislature and signed by the governor.