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NEW VIDEO: Gee outlines core Mountaineer values, defends WVU’s mission to improve lives in special address

Despite threats to funding, attacks on the merit of a college degree and free speech concerns on the nation's campuses, WVU is primed to persevere as the polar star that guides the state and its citizens, President Gordon Gee said Wednesday (March 22). A new video highlights his address and introduces the five core values of a Mountaineer: Service, curiosity, respect, accountability and appreciation.

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WVU awarded $25,000 grant to promote innovations in surgical education

West Virginia University was awarded a $25,000 grant in 2014 by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery to create a project that would promote innovations in surgical education for orthopaedic surgery residents. That project has recently finished, and the research team has found an effective method of teaching residents how to perform a diagnostic knee arthroscopy.

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Ask WVU Medicine: Silent Strokes

From bench to bedside, meet James Simpkins, Ph.D., and Muhammad Alvi, M.D., a West Virginia University School of Medicine research and medical team who are dedicating their efforts to stroke research and finding improved treatments.

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WVU School of Medicine researchers find that retirement and healthy lifestyle don’t always correlate

Dana King, M.D., professor and chair of the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine led the study in cooperation with Jun Xiang, M.S., health data analyst in the Department of Family Medicine, to examine whether retired late-middle-aged adults have differing rates of adherence to healthy lifestyle and metabolic risk factors, including diet, exercise, smoking, weight, glucose levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol, compared with same-aged adults who are not yet retired.

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School of Medicine announces new Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Clay Marsh, WVU Health Sciences vice president and executive dean, recently announced the formation of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery in the School of Medicine, effective Jan. 1. Vinay Badhwar, M.D., Gordon F. Murray Professor and executive chair of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, will serve as the department's founding chair.

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