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WVU expands rural opioid response programs with $1M grant

The West Virginia University Institute for Community and Rural Health will use the funding to continue expanding resources across the Mountain State through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program to address barriers to prevention, treatment and recovery services for substance use disorder.

Five students named WVU Mountaineers of Distinction

Recognized for their exemplary academic achievement and extracurricular involvement, Matthew Hudson, Giana Loretta, Sonia-Frida Ndifon, Trevor Swiger and Callyn Zeigler have been named the West Virginia University 2022 Mountaineers of Distinction, a Mountaineer Week tradition.

Obesity and biological sex may make individuals more vulnerable to COVID-19, WVU study suggests

A new animal study from Katherine Lee — a researcher with the West Virginia University School of Medicine — investigates why individuals with obesity may have a particularly difficult time fending off SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Specifically, female obese mice experienced worse disease symptoms, showing the importance of both obesity and biological sex in COVID-19 outcomes.

Gee: ‘College is more than worth it’

West Virginia University President Gordon Gee delivered his annual State of the University Address to students, faculty and staff gathered virtually and in person at the College of Law Monday (Oct. 3).

Gee addresses WVU alumni, state congressional delegation in D.C.

Perseverance, innovation and life-changing research underpinned by unwavering dedication to service and a focused determination to change the trajectory of West Virginia for the better were the themes President Gordon Gee addressed Thursday evening (Sept. 29) during a special event in Washington which brought together members of the state’s congressional delegation, alumni and friends of the University.

WVU Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative celebrates new trail openings

Three miles make up the first phase of the West Run Woods Trail System which represents the beginning of a larger WVU trail initiative designed to improve health opportunities for community members, attract and retain talent, enhance quality of life and increase tourism. It's one of several cycling projects underway in Monongalia County.

WVU researchers sift through the smoke to see how burn pits make veterans ill

Researchers in the West Virginia University School of Medicine are using a customized stove in the Inhalation Facility to safely examine the harm that burn pit exposure can do. The stove burns pellets the School of Forestry has made to resemble the composition of burn pits at Iraq’s busiest military bases.