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School of Medicine

New majors, medical breakthrough signal success for WVU

More than ever, the University is keenly focused on the modern land-grant priorities outlined in President Gordon Gee's recent State of the University address such as advancing the WVU R1 mission to deliver solutions to real-world problems and growing the academic medical center to improve people’s health.

Early WVU research shows ingestible ‘smart pill’ may detect signs of overdose

In a potential breakthrough for those suffering with opioid use disorder, the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute announced a first-in-human study using an innovative smart pill technology to measure and monitor vital signs that can help identify early indications of an overdose.

With investments in student success, WVU retention, graduation rates climb

A dual focus on purpose and student success programming is helping fuel improved retention and graduation rates at West Virginia University. This year, the University is seeing its second highest freshman retention in history — 81.4% — along with its highest four-year graduation rate on record, reflecting a jump of 14% during the past eight years.

Five students named WVU Mountaineers of Distinction

West Virginia University has named Olivia Dowler, Sophia Flower, Rachel Johnson, Thomas Williams and Natalie Wonsettler the 2023 Mountaineers of Distinction, a Mountaineer Week tradition that recognizes exemplary academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.

Gee outlines vision for WVU as the modern land-grant university

During his State of the University remarks at the Erickson Alumni Center on Monday (Oct. 23), West Virginia University President Gordon Gee said difficult but necessary decisions have put WVU in a position to invest and innovate, thus setting the University on a course to become the modern land-grant university of the future.

Mitchell and Quarrick named WVU Homecoming Royalty, Alumni awards presented

A celebration of past moments and the creation of new Homecoming memories culminated at West Virginia University Saturday (Oct. 21) with the crowning of Romeo Mitchell Jr. and Olivia Quarrick as the 2023 Homecoming Royalty during halftime at the football game against Oklahoma State University.

WVU joins BRAIN Center to advance technology for neurological disorders

West Virginia University plans to offer a novel physician-engineer program that will include training in clinical and technical leadership in preparation for the emerging field of neural engineering as part of a consortium of other universities to help improve the care and rehabilitation of people with neurological disorders.