The WVU Cancer Institute is the first institution in the United States to offer intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) to treat glioblastoma.
Five undergraduate students have been selected to participate in the Summer Research Fellowship Program this year at the WVU Cancer Institute. They include Daniel Berrebi, River Hames and Joseph McGuire of WVU, Emmanuel Chan of UC Berkeley and Stephen Chen of Princeton University. The students receive a $4,000 stipend and are paired with a WVU cancer scientist for a 10-week research project. Berrebi’s mentor is Linda Vona-Davis. Chan’s mentor is Patrick Ma. Chen’s mentor is Erik Bey. Hames’ mentor is Scott Weed. McGuire’s mentor is Alexey Ivanov.
The West Virginia Science and Research division of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission announces the availability of funding for full-time faculty members or research professors in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Each award is up to five years in length with up to $1.3 million dollars expected in grant funding over 5 years.