WVU researcher examines mindfulness

The mindfulness movement has grown in popularity over the past two decades, but research on its effectiveness is still catching up. According to a West Virginia University neuroscientist, increasing the precision of mindfulness research can multiply the potential benefits that meditation and similar practices impart.

WVU instructor works to advance AR/VR technology in healthcare

An “ah-ha” moment for West Virginia University Reed College of Media Integrated Marketing Communications instructor Kristi Hansen Onkka has led to a website that informs healthcare professionals how they can use augmented or virtual reality to improve or even save lives.

Whipkey Fund to advance WVU diabetic research initiatives

West Virginia University Health Sciences has received a renewable grant of more than $100,000 to assist its effort in the fight against diabetes. The funding comes from the Stoy K. Whipkey and Twila O. Whipkey Fund, established as a result of the couple’s family-related experience with diabetes—their son’s diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.

WVU researcher looks to Iceland to curb teen substance use in West Virginia

Alfgeir Kristjansson, an assistant professor in WVU’s School of Public Health, is studying data related to teen substance abuse in West Virginia. In 2016, his findings showed that at one high school in Wood County, 27 percent of students had smoked cigarettes, 41 percent had consumed alcohol and 20 percent had smoked marijuana.

Gee Mail Goes Clubbin'

In this edition of Gee Mail, President Gordon Gee embeds himself into a few of the nearly 500 student clubs and organizations on campus.

WVU professor addresses national association on responding to violent incidents such as an active shooter

Six years ago, an active shooter walked into the psychiatric institute and clinic in western Pennsylvania where West Virginia University School of Medicine professor Sally Lucci, RHIA, CCA was then serving as the Health Information Management Director. She credits the training she received and the organizational and personal plan she was familiar with for enabling her to respond with the right decisions.