Leidos gift to support student involvement, research efforts at WVU

The grant was made through the WVU Foundation and will be used to continue research funding on topics like blockchain technology, and population health data management, which attempts to investigate and alleviate the health problems that ail the state.

Grant will help WVU Medicine identify HIV, Hepatitis C patients

The WVU Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine has been awarded a four-year, $1.375 million grant from Frontlines of Communities in the United States to identify and link to care patients infected with HIV and hepatitis C at several WVU Medicine clinical sites.

WVU researcher examines mindfulness

The mindfulness movement has grown in popularity over the past two decades, but research on its effectiveness is still catching up. According to a West Virginia University neuroscientist, increasing the precision of mindfulness research can multiply the potential benefits that meditation and similar practices impart.

Whipkey Fund to advance WVU diabetic research initiatives

West Virginia University Health Sciences has received a renewable grant of more than $100,000 to assist its effort in the fight against diabetes. The funding comes from the Stoy K. Whipkey and Twila O. Whipkey Fund, established as a result of the couple’s family-related experience with diabetes—their son’s diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.

WVU researcher looks to Iceland to curb teen substance use in West Virginia

Alfgeir Kristjansson, an assistant professor in WVU’s School of Public Health, is studying data related to teen substance abuse in West Virginia. In 2016, his findings showed that at one high school in Wood County, 27 percent of students had smoked cigarettes, 41 percent had consumed alcohol and 20 percent had smoked marijuana.