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WVU research finds LGBTQ people face barriers to health care, especially in rural areas

By interviewing researchers and physicians, Zachary Ramsey — a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Health — identified four pressing health issues that sexual and gender minorities face: discrimination, heteronormativity, health care system barriers and the interconnectedness of physical, mental and social health.

New WVU program trains next generation of toxicologists to collect, analyze air samples from mining, fracking sites

With a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the University is launching an immersive, interdisciplinary program that centers on WVU’s Inhalation Facility. The 40 doctoral students who participate will use the Facility, one of only a few like it in the country, to analyze the toxicity of air samples they’ve collected in the field and investigate how air pollution affects entire systems of the body, rather than just single cells.

Remembering too much or not enough: NIH funds WVU research into Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD

With help from grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, Bernard Schreurs, a researcher with West Virginia University's School of Medicine and Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, is studying the mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s disease and PTSD. What he and his colleagues discover may suggest new ways to prevent or treat these memory-related diseases.

WVU names 2022 Foundation Scholars

Focused on discovery and finding creative solutions to the issues that have commanded the attention of their generation, five rising freshmen have been named to the 2022-23 cohort of West Virginia University Foundation Scholars, the highest academic scholarship the University awards.