Cancer survivor pays it forward at Bob Huggins Fish Fry

When Angie Blankenship woke up following double mastectomy surgery, she was relieved to hear that her breast cancer had not spread to her lymph nodes. But, she said, “in that moment of jubilation, I also knew that we had the fight of healing.”

When physical activity extends beyond PE class

West Virginia University researchers Nancy O’Hara Tompkins and Lesley Cottrell have launched a project to help teachers increase physical activity in West Virginia's public school classrooms.

Expanded CHIP services aim to help low income mothers, babies

The West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program recently added coverage for maternity services — a move that can greatly improve the health of the state’s low-income mothers and their babies, according to a West Virginia University pediatrician.

Memorial fund established by Coach Huggins advances West Virginia cancer care

WVU Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins launched the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Fund after his mother lost her battle with colon cancer in 2003. To date, the fund has raised about $5 million to support clinical research trials for cancer patients in West Virginia. But, to the patients and physicians impacted by those funds, the value is priceless.

WVU, Monongalia County Health Department establish Academic Health Department to enhance public health training, research and service

Top-tier training, research and service opportunities will remain at the forefront for students in the School of Public Health as West Virginia University and the Monongalia County Health Department establish an Academic Health Department, reinforcing the School’s commitment to give students learning experiences based in real-world public health practice.