West Virginia ranked first in the United States among obesity and diabetes statistics, a team of health care providers saw a need in the Eastern Panhandle.
“Our goal was to create a multidisciplinary team that addressed obesity and diabetes across the age spectrum from pregnancy to older age and across the spectrum of disease severity from insulin resistance — obesity, pre-diabetes, polycystic disease — to end-stage diabetes with complications,” Center Director and Dean of WVU School of Medicine’s Eastern Campus Emma Morton-Eggleston said.
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West Virginia University’s Health Sciences Center faculty will administer a monthly Journal Club directed towards advanced illness care.
Approximately 19 WVU School of Nursing students, including students Katherine Barbarossa (left) and Morgan Spoharski, and four faculty from Morgantown and Beckley are volunteering for the next two weeks at the 24th World Scout Jamboree - North America 2019.
Work from Dr. A. Courtney DeVries, the John T. and June R. Chambers Chair of Oncology Research at the WVU Cancer Institute, and her team is focusing on the side effects a cancer patient experiences during treatment, depending on their social environment.