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WVU to launch new startup venture to reinvent State economy

The launch of Vantage Ventures, a new initiative in support of WV Forward will be a catalyst for economic growth in West Virginia and beyond, will take place Friday (Oct. 4) from 4-6 p.m. at The Vantage Point in Morgantown.

WVU expert answers questions about prostate cancer

Men ages 55-to-69 years old should consider being screened for prostate cancer, says Dr. Stanley Zaslua, chair of the West Virginia University Department of Urology. Each year in America, 13 out of 100 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer but few will die as a result. For those at greatest risk, screening is the key for early detection.

WVU Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life CANstruction competition to benefit Clay County food pantry

Teams design and build structures made entirely from cans of food and other donated items. This year’s CANstruction theme is 90s Nickelodeon cartoons. Following the competition, fraternity and sorority members will transport the donated items to the Clay County food pantry to help alleviate the current food shortage in the surrounding communities. The food pantry was opened in 2016 following the flood that devastated part of Clay County and beyond. The event is Oct. 1 from 2-7 p.m. in the Rhododendron Room of the Mountainlair.

WVU expert available for comment on pulmonary impacts of vaping

As health professionals and legislators work to address the increasing number of lung injuries related to vaping, doctors at West Virginia University say the time for patients to act is now. Dr. Sunil Sharma, WVU School of Medicine Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine section chief, says that current vapers may be able to prevent further injury by stopping, or at a minimum, altering their use of the product.

WVU Chambers College professor to lead training for DEA lab directors and forensic scientists

A West Virginia University professor who has led innovation in forensic science, has been chosen to lead training at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters in Springfield, Virginia, Sept. 24. Ednilson Bernardes, professor of Global Supply Chain Management, will conduct Lean Six Sigma training for the DEA and their forensic labs.