Michael Ost, M.D., pediatric urologist, has been named associate surgeon-in-chief for WVU Medicine Children’s and professor of surgery at the West Virginia University School of Medicine effective Sept. 1.
When it comes to problem-solving, the WVU Davis College and the West Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service have a lot in common. This is one of the many reasons why the two entities developed a five-year project agreement in 2015, initially allocating resources for six research projects to be carried out by WVU researchers.
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.
The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation recently awarded three grants to West Virginia University through the WVU Foundation totaling $304,300. These grants will benefit various programs, initiatives, and individuals at WVU.
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.
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.
Three students proved last week that West Virginia University is a national leader in entrepreneurship and innovation at the 4th Annual PitchTexas Competition, hosted by the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship.
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.
Thank you Mountaineer fans for helping West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins win $15K for research at the WVU Cancer Institute in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge that ended on March 12.
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.