Joyce McConnell hired as next CSU President

West Virginia University shared a news release issued by Colorado State University Friday (March 29) announcing the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System voted unanimously to hire Joyce E. McConnell as its next president.

WVU breaks ground on state’s first dedicated STEM and makerspace facility

The Boggs Educational Center will be home to year-round programming and hands-on activities that focus on science, technology, engineering and math — skills students can use across diverse career paths, including personal finance, cooking, fashion design, agriculture, computer science and more.

Newsweek names WVU Medicine among World’s Best Hospitals

The list is based on three data sources: recommendations from medical experts, results from patient surveys, and medical key performance indicators on hospitals. This ranking comes on the heels of last year’s U.S. News ranking of four WVU Medicine hospitals as part of its 2018-19 Best Hospitals in the United States.

Thrasher earns national team roster spot

Senior Ginny Thrasher of the West Virginia University rifle team finished third in the women's 10m air rifle at the USA Shooting Rifle/Pistol Spring Selection Match at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in Fort Benning, Georgia.

Rural America needs more headache specialists, WVU researcher says

West Virginia has just half of the neurologists it needs. Headache specialists are even scarcer. David Watson, director of the WVU Headache Center, is exploring the barriers to care that people with migraine face, especially in states that—like West Virginia—are predominantly rural. His long-term goal is to attract and train so many neurologists to practice in West Virginia that no person with migraine would ever need to leave the state to seek treatment.

WVU’s HAPI Project/Healthy Start Program receives $5.47 million for next five years

The West Virginia Healthy Start/Helping Appalachian Parents and Infants Project received a total of $5.47 million in continued federal funding for the next five years through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health. Healthy Start aims to improve health outcomes before, during and after pregnancy, and to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in rates of infant death as well as negative health outcomes in the first 18 months of life.