Who feels most comfortable asking doctors to wash their hands? Parents

To keep from spreading illness among their patients, the best action healthcare providers can take is to wash their hands. Dr. Allison Lastinger, a fellow at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, recently led an investigation into whether adult patients and the parents of pediatric patients felt more comfortable asking their doctors and nurses to wash their hands, or reminding them by holding up a sign called a Patient Empowerment Tool (PET).

$55 million grant boosts health research at WVU, other universities, hospitals and clinics

Recommitting themselves to bring the benefits of research out of labs and hospitals and into the lives of West Virginia people and communities, a coalition of federal agencies, universities, hospitals and clinics will develop dozens of efforts over the next five years to battle addiction and cancer and reduce the impact of cardiovascular and neurological diseases.

WVU faculty awarded Big 12 research grants

Eleven West Virginia University faculty members have been awarded research grants from the Office of the Provost as part of the 2017-2018 Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program.

Leukemia Research Foundation supports cancer research at WVU

Researchers at West Virginia University are hard at work trying to solve the vexing problem of why some people diagnosed with devastating diseases such as leukemia and bone marrow failure do not respond effectively to standard treatments. Dr. Wei Du and a team of researchers at the WVU Cancer Institute and the School of Pharmacy are using an innovative drug to solve the problem.

WVU cancer researcher participates in study that shows promising treatments for certain patients with advanced colorectal cancer

A group of cancer researchers, including Richard Goldberg, M.D., director of the WVU Cancer Institute, released a study today (June 20) in the Journal of the American Medical Association comparing the results of combinations of chemotherapy delivered with targeted therapy drugs in the treatment of people with advanced colorectal cancer who had not received prior drug treatment for their advanced disease.

WVU leader named fellow of national nursing association

Dr. Toni DiChiacchio, assistant dean of the West Virginia University School of Nursing, has been named a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for her outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education and policy.