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  • WVU Cancer Institute Recognizes Clinical Trials Awareness Month

    WVU Cancer Institute Recognizes Clinical Trials Awareness Month

    Employees of WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute came together on Monday, May 20 to join organizations across the world in celebrating Clinical Trials Day on May 20. This day recognizes those who conduct clinical trials, raises awareness of clinical trials and clinical research, and is an opportunity to show gratitude for the work they do to improve public health.

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  • Comfort Care Kits donated by Lemons of Love given to patients

    What started with a small gift between friends has now evolved into the larger “gift of humanity.” Lemons of Love was started in 2014 after the founder, Jill Swanson Peltier, was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer. Jill had received a small goodie bag from a friend with a few items that were meant to help her through her chemotherapy treatment. Touched by the kindness and thoughtfulness of this gift, she knew that this was something that everyone starting their battle with cancer should receive. Jill envisioned being able to give others the same support that she received, in the form of a simple gift that makes a big impact.

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  • WVU Cell & Molecular Biology and Biomedical Engineering Training Program

    WVU Cell & Molecular Biology and Biomedical Engineering Training Program (CBTP)

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  • Identifying Funding for Your Project - Looking Beyond Traditional Agencies

    Identifying Funding for Your Project - Looking Beyond Traditional Agencies

    The Office of Research and Graduate Education will be hosting an engaging session with the new Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Shelly Birdsong-Maddex.  Shelly will join HSC faculty on behalf of the WVU Foundation to discuss partnerships and identifying funding opportunities beyond the traditional agencies.  

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  • Over 150 patients attend the first Spring Screen event at WVU Cancer Institute

    Over 150 patients attend the first Spring Screen event at WVU Cancer Institute

    The WVU Cancer Institute saw approximately 150 patients during its Spring Screen event on Saturday, May 18th.  The event offered free screenings for head and neck, oral, and skin cancer; clinical breast exams; low-cost screenings for lung and cervical cancer; and lab testing.   In addition, attendees were provided opportunities to learn about oral self-exams, smoking cessation, tours of the "Strollin' Colon" and information about other types of screening for colon or lung cancer were provided.

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  • WVU researcher studies incurable blood disease usually diagnosed in children

    WVU researcher studies incurable blood disease usually diagnosed in children

    Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells, suggests research out of West Virginia University.

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  • Student in Guo Laboratory Awarded Prestigious Travel Award

    Student in Guo Laboratory Awarded Prestigious Travel Award

    Salvi Singh an MS student in Computer Science from the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at WVU who works in the Laboratory of Dr. Lan Guo, as a Research Assistant was awarded the NSF Travel Award for her presentation at the 9th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB 2018). The title of her presentation was: Genet-CNV: Boolean Implication Networks for Modelling Genome-Wide Co-occurrence of DNA Copy Number Variations: Ms. Singh, working with her mentor Lan Guo, Ph.D. uses an algorithm to detect DNA copy number variation networks that may be important for lung cancers. Her current research focuses on identifying genes that may be drivers in lung cancer initiation and metastasis.

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  • Monday, May 13: WVCTSI hosting MacArthur Genius Awardees for special research seminar

    Monday, May 13: WVCTSI hosting MacArthur Genius Awardees for special research seminar

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  • Public Seminar featuring MacArthur Genius Awardees

    Public Seminar featuring MacArthur Genius Awardees

    The WVCTSI will their External Advisory Committee next week.  As part of their visit, two of the esteemed committee members, Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr and Dr. Bonnie Bassler, will host a public seminar focused on reaching national excellence in research. These two members have both received MacArthur Fellowships, Genius Awards, and can share their experiences and advice on reaching a presence on a national and international stage. This special event will take place Monday May 13th from 12:30-1:30 in G119B of the Health Sciences North Building.

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  • Fellowship prepares graduate to treat challenging oral rehab cases

    Fellowship prepares graduate to treat challenging oral rehab cases

    When West Virginia University School of Dentistry resident Dr. Matthew Harper says he does not care if his work goes unnoticed, he means it.

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