West Virginia University is committed to training a new generation of health care providers and scholars and recently received support from the National Institute on Aging to expand a pre-doctoral training program in stroke research. WVU’s Center for Basic and Translational Stroke Research received a grant award from the National Institute on Aging for total of nearly $1.4 million over five years.
The Mountain State Business Index increased slightly in April, posting its eighth improvement in the last nine months. Economists at West Virginia University said the MSBI has jumped 2.5 percent on an annualized basis over the last six months and is 1.5 percent above the level registered in April 2016.
The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation recently awarded three grants to West Virginia University through the WVU Foundation totaling $304,300. These grants will benefit various programs, initiatives, and individuals at WVU.
Following West Virginia University's involvement in transition planning for incoming Gov. Jim Justice, a multi-disciplinary group at the university has continued to look at ways government can be made more efficient, and not incidentally, less expensive.
Two West Virginia University undergraduate students have been awarded National Science Foundation funded summer research fellowships with the National Institute for Standards and Technology, one of the leading research organizations in the world.
One West Virginia University student’s research on sugary sodas and liver disease will take her to Capitol Hill this week to meet with congressional representatives and advocate for undergraduate research. Sundus Lateef of Bridgeport is one of 60 students selected nationally by the Council on Undergraduate Research to showcase her work to members of Congress and their staff at the annual Posters on the Hill session on April 25-26.
As it celebrates its 150th anniversary, West Virginia University has outlined a mission of leading transformation, through partnership and based on the values of service, curiosity, respect, accountability and appreciation.
Working in three teams, West Virginia University’s inaugural biomedical engineering class has developed an intraocular lens characterization, software that is about 90 percent accurate in diagnosing lung disease from the sound of a patient’s cough and formulated a printable ink for use in creating the next generation of flexible electrodes for brain recording and stimulation.