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  • Public Health professor offers Charleston community solutions to teen substance abuse

    Public Health professor offers Charleston community solutions to teen substance abuse

    Dr. Alfgeir Kristjansson, an assistant professor in the WVU School of Public Health, will lead three community sessions in Kanawha County on Monday, Feb. 26, focused on evidence-based, effective solutions to curbing teen substance abuse. 

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  • ACS Relay for Life Kickoff

    Event Location: Buffalo Wild Wings, Suncrest Towne Centre

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  • WVU women's basketball game raises breast cancer awareness and support for breast care center

    WVU women's basketball game raises breast cancer awareness and support for breast care center

    WVU women’s basketball players and their fans are helping the WVU Cancer Institute in the fight against breast cancer. At the annual Play4Kay game against Oklahoma on Feb. 17 at the WVU Coliseum, the Mountaineers wore their pink to raise breast cancer awareness and offered fans chances to win various prizes during the chuck-a-duck promotion. It was a flurry of activity at the Cancer Institute table where fans purchased the pink ducks and made donations to receive official pink Mountaineer T-shirts, raising $2,300 for the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center.

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  • CDC to offer continuing education course on vaccine immunization in Morgantown

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering a continuing education course titled CDC Pink Book Training: Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases on April 10-11, 2018, at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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  • WVU researcher wins national award; examines use of multiple medications among older cancer survivors

    WVU researcher wins national award; examines use of multiple medications among older cancer survivors

    Traci LeMasters, assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy, is a recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s New Investigator Award, which grants funding to early-career faculty to jumpstart independent research programs. She is one of only 16 people nationwide to receive the award this year. 

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  • Barrackville Middle School athletes make donation to breast cancer research

    Barrackville Middle School athletes make donation to breast cancer research

    The boy’s and girl’s basketball teams at Barrackville Middle School are raising breast cancer awareness and supporting the WVU Cancer Institute in the fight against the disease. The players recently hosted their second annual pink out game against St. Francis at North Marion High School where they presented a check for $850 to the WVU Cancer Institute for breast cancer research. They, along with the St. Francis players, raised the money by selling pink t-shirts to their friends, families and others in their community. “Our athletes and coaches feel strongly about supporting this cause and want to help find a cure for breast cancer,” Russell Hixenbaugh, teacher and girl’s basketball coach at Barrackville Middle, said.

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  • WVU women’s basketball players visit cancer patients

    WVU women’s basketball players visit cancer patients

    Several members of the WVU women’s basketball team made a surprise visit to the WVU Cancer Institute in Morgantown this past week. It was an opportunity for them to talk with patients in the infusion center and present each with a silk rose.

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  • Pancake breakfast raises more than $2K for Comfort Fund

    Pancake breakfast raises more than $2K for Comfort Fund

    A recent pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Morgantown will benefit patients at the Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The event raised nearly $2,400 for the Cancer Center Comfort Fund, which is available to help patients with various areas of need associated with cancer treatment including: medication costs, lodging, transportation, and other supportive and social services.

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  • Cradles for Cancer raises breast cancer awareness and support for research

    Cradles for Cancer raises breast cancer awareness and support for research

    The WVU wrestling team is raising breast cancer awareness and supporting research to fight the disease. During the annual Cradles for Cancer pink match on Feb. 11, the Mountaineers collaborated with WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute to offer fans the chance to own an official pink Mountaineer T-shirt in exchange for a $10 dollar minimum donation to the Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Program.

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  • 2018 WVU STEM Ambassador Program announced

    2018 WVU STEM Ambassador Program announced

    The program is a great opportunity for WVU students to earn some extra money this summer, improve their teaching and leadership skills, and camp in beautiful locations in the West Virginia wilderness, all while spreading their enthusiasm for science to children across the state.

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