Tweaking the chemical makeup of hydroxychloroquine beyond COVID-19

While the utility of hydroxychloroquine in the fight against COVID-19 is still unclear, it still helps millions of people around the world manage autoimmune diseases. Mark McLaughlin, a researcher with the WVU School of Pharmacy, and his colleagues are trying out new versions of the drug’s molecular structure to see if they can improve its benefit to patients.

WVU to hold online commencement ceremonies Saturday

While West Virginia University’s 4,500-member Class of 2020 will graduate in various states and countries instead of Morgantown and in one ceremony instead of more than a dozen, graduates will be connected to each other and to Mountaineers around the world in WVU’s first virtual commencement ceremony.

WVU’s campus-wide effort harnesses creativity, innovation to support health care workers at WVU Medicine and around the state

A fashion designer stops creating clothing and turns her skills into making surgical masks. Cloth that might have been the mask for the Phantom of the Opera, instead is headed to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital to become a mask that protects a health care worker in the fight against COVID-19. This, and more, is how West Virginia University is putting skills and resources from its entire campus to battle the pandemic which has killed thousands worldwide.

WVU, Monongalia County Health Department establish Academic Health Department to enhance public health training, research and service

Top-tier training, research and service opportunities will remain at the forefront for students in the School of Public Health as West Virginia University and the Monongalia County Health Department establish an Academic Health Department, reinforcing the School’s commitment to give students learning experiences based in real-world public health practice.