WVU researcher to conduct neuroimaging studies on people with autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in every 68 children born in the United States has a form of autism. Children with autism spectrum disorder typically pay less attention to faces and other social stimuli, preferring to fixate on objects. Shuo Wang, an assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at West Virginia University, is hoping to find out what role a portion of the brain may play in this behavior.

WVU Stroke Center at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital awarded state’s only Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

WVU Medicine today announced that the WVU Stroke Center at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

WVU nursing researcher intervenes between patients and loneliness

Laurie Theeke, a nurse practitioner in the West Virginia University School of Medicine and associate professor in the WVU School of Nursing, developed the Listen program to give lonely people the skills to explore what makes them lonely and devise strategies to feel more connected.

Nationally recognized lifestyle medicine expert named dean at WVU Eastern Campus

Diabetes and endocrinology expert Dr. Emma B. Morton-Eggleston was recently named associate vice president of Health Sciences and dean of West Virginia University’s Eastern Campus. She has been serving in an interim role following the retirement of former dean and associate vice president, Konrad C. Nau, M.D., in August.