Colleen Beatty, a 2011 WVU Cancer Institute summer research fellowship recipient, who recently was inducted into the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
The WVU Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control participated in a prevention trial last year with the Appalachia Community Cancer Network (ACCN) to promote health and raise awareness about cancer prevention and early detection across the Appalachian Region.
The Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Defense Appropriations Act provides $278.7 million to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). The vision of the PRMRP is to improve the health and well-being of all military Service members, Veterans, and beneficiaries. The PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address one of the FY16 congressionally directed topic areas with original ideas that foster new directions in basic science and translational research; novel product development leading to improved therapeutic or diagnostic tools; synergistic, multidisciplinary research programs; or clinical trials that address an immediate clinical need.