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WVU pharmacy faculty member launches study to make vaccines more effective

With a $323,000 grant from Merck & Co. Inc., Sharan Bobbala, assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, is exploring how lipid nanoparticles can precisely deliver adjuvants — the molecules in vaccines that stimulate the immune system — to white blood cells.

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.

WVU to reorganize Strategic Initiatives as Alsop steps down from VP role

West Virginia University President Gordon Gee announced Tuesday (Oct. 31) he will reorganize the Strategic Initiatives unit as Rob Alsop plans to leave his role as vice president and temporarily transition to the role of special advisor to the president, effective Nov. 18 through Jan. 31, 2024.

WVU names 2023 class of Ruby Fellows

This year's Ruby Scholars Graduate Fellows are Christopher Anderson, Jessica Hovingh, Annalisa Huckaby, Nicole Krahulik and Travis Rawson. Each student will receive a $34,000 stipend, a $2,000 travel grant and tuition waiver to allow them to continue their doctoral-level research at West Virginia University.