WVU consolidates neuroscience research into new department

In a move to help improve people’s lives through innovation in fundamental neuroscience research and education, West Virginia University will bring together some 50 of its laboratories to form a new Department of Neuroscience within the School of Medicine.

Holgorsen walks to benefit WVU Medicine Children’s

The frigid weather and snowy conditions didn't stop hundreds of local residents from coming out and supporting the new Family Resource Center at WVU Medicine Children's as part of the April 7 "Walk the Talk With Coach Dana Holgorsen."

2018 Gold-Blue Spring Game cancelled due to predicted inclement weather

Due to impending wintry weather being forecast for the Morgantown area on Saturday, April 7, the 2018 Gold-Blue Spring Football Game has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Tickets sold to fans in advance of the spring game will be automatically refunded by the Mountaineer Ticket Office if paid by credit card or check.

Carl Schmidt, M.D., to join WVU Cancer Institute

WVU Medicine announced Tuesday (April 3) that Carl Schmidt, M.D., a nationally recognized surgical oncologist specializing in cancers of the liver, pancreas, and stomach will join the WVU Cancer Institute in July.

WVU researcher investigates role of misfolded proteins in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease may have more in common than their effects on the functions of the brain and spinal cord. And finding that common thread could lead to a treatment that could work for all three. A recent study by David Smith, associate professor of biochemistry in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, suggests that at the heart of all three diseases may be misfolded proteins that are shaped in similar ways. His findings have been published in the journal Nature Communications.

West Virginia University launches minor in addiction studies to combat the nation’s opioid crisis

In the face of the national opioid epidemic, the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services will launch its minor in addiction studies beginning in the fall of 2018. The minor, open to undergraduate students in all academic disciplines, will provide students with a broad-based view of addiction theories, assessment and treatment to prepare them for employment in substance use disorder treatment and related settings.

Honors College Faculty Fellows develop original courses

What can comedy tell us about who we are and how we think? How can popular science fiction stories teach us about our anxieties around technology? What does the Federal Reserve actually do? What does it mean to be a caring person? These are just a few of the questions that honors students will investigate in new, innovative courses designed by the next cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows at West Virginia University.