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National Institute on Aging awards WVU nearly $1.4 million to support a stroke research training program

West Virginia University is committed to training a new generation of health care providers and scholars and recently received support from the National Institute on Aging to expand a pre-doctoral training program in stroke research. WVU’s Center for Basic and Translational Stroke Research received a grant award from the National Institute on Aging for total of nearly $1.4 million over five years.

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WVU student selected to present liver disease research on Capitol Hill

One West Virginia University student’s research on sugary sodas and liver disease will take her to Capitol Hill this week to meet with congressional representatives and advocate for undergraduate research. Sundus Lateef of Bridgeport is one of 60 students selected nationally by the Council on Undergraduate Research to showcase her work to members of Congress and their staff at the annual Posters on the Hill session on April 25-26.

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Alumni, faculty member to be inducted into national engineering honorary

Two West Virginia University alumni and one faculty member will be formally inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honorary. The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources TBP chapter is hosting the organization’s 39th annual district four conference, which runs from Friday, April 7-Sunday, April 9.

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WVU awarded $25,000 grant to promote innovations in surgical education

West Virginia University was awarded a $25,000 grant in 2014 by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery to create a project that would promote innovations in surgical education for orthopaedic surgery residents. That project has recently finished, and the research team has found an effective method of teaching residents how to perform a diagnostic knee arthroscopy.

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Ask WVU Medicine: Silent Strokes

From bench to bedside, meet James Simpkins, Ph.D., and Muhammad Alvi, M.D., a West Virginia University School of Medicine research and medical team who are dedicating their efforts to stroke research and finding improved treatments.

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