WVU’s campus-wide effort harnesses creativity, innovation to support health care workers at WVU Medicine and around the state

A fashion designer stops creating clothing and turns her skills into making surgical masks. Cloth that might have been the mask for the Phantom of the Opera, instead is headed to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital to become a mask that protects a health care worker in the fight against COVID-19. This, and more, is how West Virginia University is putting skills and resources from its entire campus to battle the pandemic which has killed thousands worldwide.

WVU’s Marsh to lead COVID-19 efforts for West Virginia

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice named Dr. Clay Marsh, West Virginia University’s vice president and executive dean for Health Sciences, the state’s COVID-19/Coronavirus Czar during a news conference at the Capitol Complex in Charleston on Thursday (March 26).