Elizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi, a research assistant professor in WVU’s School of Medicine, and her colleagues at WVU are among the first researchers to make the connection between B cells and the effectiveness of antidepressants.
Vaping has surpassed all other forms of tobacco use in middle- and high-schoolers. New research led by Mark Olfert, an associate professor in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, suggests if teenagers continue to vape into adulthood, the cardiovascular effects may, by some measures, be as dire as if they’d smoked cigarettes.
West Virginia University’s quest for innovation can be seen in the way it addresses curriculum for students who face an ever-changing job market, the issues facing the Mountain State and in its groundbreaking research, President Gordon Gee said Monday in his annual State of the University address.
The WVU Alumni Association will celebrate the winners of the 2018 West Virginia University Homecoming Awards, which is given to graduates who have demonstrated Mountaineer values throughout their lives and careers.
Two West Virginia University School of Medicine researchers have received $2.38 million from the National Institutes of Health to build a one-of-a-kind pre-clinical imaging system that integrates PET-scan technology with a magnet-based imaging system that’s akin to MRI.
A dermatologist may distinguish a mole from a tumor based on a glance, the way a cook can tell parsley from cilantro by sniffing it. But medical students don’t have enough experience to make such intuitive diagnoses. Michael Kolodney, who chairs West Virginia University’s Department of Dermatology, has developed a smartphone app to cultivate that intuition in medical students sooner.
West Virginia University has named Thomas Mauger to lead the WVU Eye Institute and serve as chair for the Department of Ophthalmology. He will also serve as associate dean for practice plan integration. Mauger is joined by his spouse, Carol Laxson, who will serve as assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and as the director of diabetic retinopathy screening and prevention.
Randy J. Nelson, the Hazel Ruby McQuain Chair for Neurological Research, will serve as the inaugural chair of the new Dept. of Neuroscience. He will direct basic science research in the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and its related programs.
West Virginia University Health Sciences and Technology Academy’s founder and director, Ann Chester, has been awarded a President’s Award for Excellence in Science Math and Engineering Mentoring— the highest honor for mentoring in the nation
To meet growing healthcare needs locally and statewide, the West Virginia University School of Medicine is launching a new physician assistant education program. The 26-month, full-time graduate program will lead to a master’s degree in health sciences. The program will begin accepting students in January 2020 and is comprised of four semesters of classroom instruction followed by a full year of clinical training.