West Virginia University laid the foundation to become a modern flagship, land-grant, R1 institution as its Board of Governors approved recommendations for 25 academic units during a meeting Friday (Sept. 15).
With funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, John Hollander, a researcher in the WVU School of Medicine Department of Human Performance, will lead a study focused on mitochondria which serve as the generators of the primary energy source for fueling the heart's activities.
Given their research indicating public health suffers when a professional sports team makes its home in a new city, West Virginia University economists are asking whether publicly funded subsidies for sports arenas make sense.
While thousands of young Scouts have been ziplining, whitewater rafting and rock climbing at the 2023 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, members of the West Virginia University community are on hand to keep their adventure moving “Forward,” the theme of this year’s event.
The study of delays in diagnoses of rare diseases from Katie Corcoran, a sociologist in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, will evaluate the impact of patients’ race and gender and whether physicians share large numbers of patients.
West Virginia University researchers are now able to view synthetic DNA at the atomic level, giving them the ability to understand how to change its structure. Learning more about these synthetic DNA reactions could be the key to unlocking new technology for medical diagnoses and treatments.
Ming Lei, a seasoned scientist with years of experience overseeing federal programs that support research capacity building at academic and research institutions, has been named senior associate vice president for Research and Graduate Education, West Virginia University Health Sciences.
Aromatherapy eases stress in people undergoing treatment for substance use disorder which, in turn, could enhance their chances of a successful recovery, according to West Virginia University research. The study, which is ongoing, incorporates the use of essential oils as an integrative therapy that is part of a bigger picture model focusing on the whole person.
West Virginia University President Gordon Gee sent a letter to faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, July 11, as initiatives designed to transform academics and operations move forward across the WVU System.