As it celebrates its 150th anniversary, West Virginia University has outlined a mission of leading transformation, through partnership and based on the values of service, curiosity, respect, accountability and appreciation.
Linda S. Nield, M.D., assistant dean for admissions and professor of medical education and pediatrics at West Virginia University’s School of Medicine has been named “Pediatrician of the Year” by the West Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Two West Virginia University alumni and one faculty member will be formally inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honorary. The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources TBP chapter is hosting the organization’s 39th annual district four conference, which runs from Friday, April 7-Sunday, April 9.
West Virginia University Libraries will host an exhibit honoring the 20th anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program from April 3-24 in the Downtown Campus Library’s Rockefeller Gallery. “A Healthy Start: The Children’s Health Insurance Program” draws on Senator Jay Rockefeller’s congressional archives to explore the history of CHIP, his work to navigate the conflicts and compromises in Congress that brought it to fruition, and the real effects of policy on individuals.
Demonstrating the commitment to foster entrepreneurship in the state, West Virginia University announced earlier this year that the University had won a two-year bid to host the Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship in 2017 and 2018 after submitting a proposal to host the summer event for students entering their sophomore, junior and senior years of high school.
Patients with aortic valve disease now have a vastly improved way to repair their existing valve, thanks to a newly FDA-approved invention by WVU Heart and Vascular Institute surgeon J. Scott Rankin, M.D.