WVU and Pitt team up for laser trial to treat glaucoma

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. A new study to be conducted by the West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh seeks to change that. The National Eye Institute recently awarded the universities $15.2 million to study how a treatment called selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) can be better used to treat glaucoma.

Test, isolate, communicate: Keys to controlling a COVID-19 outbreak in a long-term care facility

Widespread COVID-19 testing may be an obvious way to control an outbreak in a long-term care facility. But communication among the facility’s staff, its residents and the residents’ family members is crucial, too. A new study led by Carl Shrader, a physician and researcher in the Department of Family Medicine in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, revealed the role that communication played in quashing a COVID-19 outbreak at Sundale, a long-term care facility in Morgantown.

Hatfields at WVU Mountainlair temporarily closed due to COVID-19 exposure

Hatfields at the Mountainlair temporarily closed today (Sept. 20) after West Virginia University was notified of a COVID-19 exposure at the dining hall. The University immediately implemented its safety protocols, initiating a deep cleaning of the space. Hatfields is expected to reopen at 4:30 p.m. today for dinner service.