A West Virginia University School of Medicine researcher is developing an app to train key personnel in rural areas how to identify and report one of the lesser known elements of the opioid epidemic — child sex trafficking.
The West Virginia Health Science and Technology Academy is one avenue that has proven highly effective over its 25 years of operation. The mentorship program reaches out to high school students from backgrounds underrepresented in college—across the state—and encourages them to pursue STEM and health science degrees.
In a recent study, West Virginia University researcher Amna Umer explored how low birth weight correlates to cardiovascular risk factors in childhood. She and her colleagues assessed data of 20,000 fifth-graders born in West Virginia. They discovered that if children had a low birth weight, they were more likely to exhibit cardiovascular risk factors in fifth grade.
The WVU Alumni Association celebrates the winners of the 2019 West Virginia University Homecoming and Alumni Service Awards, which recognize graduates who have embodied Mountaineer values throughout their lives and careers.
Mike and JoAnn Ross and their family have donated $1 million in support of the WVU Medicine Children’s “Grow Children’s” Capital Campaign and the Brick Health Outreach Fund in the WVU School of Medicine.
Dr. Alper Toker, an experienced thoracic surgeon who is internationally recognized for his expertise in minimally invasive/robotic thoracic surgery, has joined the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute and the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery of the WVU School of Medicine.
Several changes in approaching freshmen retention issues, plus a multi-year emphasis on keeping students at West Virginia University have resulted in an improved retention rate this semester Provost Maryanne Reed told the Board of Governors Friday.