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  • Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control wins first place ribbons

    Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control wins first place ribbons

    Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) program staff won two first place ribbons at the 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Cancer Conference in Atlanta this August. They were invited to present three posters for the overall National conference and an oral presentation for the CDC Colorectal Cancer Control Program Meeting. Two posters, noted below, won first place ribbons.

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  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the WVU School of Public Health to host events focused on vulnerable adults

    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the WVU School of Public Health to host events focused on vulnerable adults

    Next month, the WVU School of Public Health and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will co-host a series of events focusing on aging, elder abuse and public health policy. Two separate lectures will feature Dr. Pamela B. Teaster, Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, followed by OLLI’s annual fall open house event.

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  • Patrick Thomas, poster winner at undergraduate research symposium

    Patrick Thomas, poster winner at undergraduate research symposium

    Patrick Thomas, an undergraduate cancer researcher in Dr. Laura Gibson's lab, was the winner in the Health Sciences category of the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURE).

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  • WVU Department of Family Medicine to host 43rd Annual Hal Wanger Family Medicine Conference

    The event will take place Sept. 14-15 at the Holiday Inn, Morgantown, off Pineview Drive. The deadline to register for the conference is Sept. 7.

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  • WVCTSI announces 3 fall funding opportunities; multiple information sessions to be held

    WVCTSI announces 3 fall funding opportunities; multiple information sessions to be held

    The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) has released requests for applications (RFA) for the Launch Pilot Grant, Open Competition, and Small Grant funding opportunities.

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  • New Bonnie’s Bus makes an impact at Clendenin Health Center

    The new Bonnie’s Bus is receiving high approval ratings as it travels to communities in West Virginia.

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  • Summer research fellows and Shepherd Univ. intern present their cancer research

    Summer research fellows and Shepherd Univ. intern present their cancer research

    Six undergraduate students recently presented their cancer research to their peers and mentors during a symposium at the WVU Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. Five of the undergraduates – Daniel Berrebi, River Hames, Emmanuel Chan, Stephen Chen and Joseph McGuire – completed research fellowships at the WVU Cancer Institute this summer. Adam Hull, an intern from Shepherd University, completed his cancer research project in Shepherd University President Mary Hendrix’s lab at WVU.

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  • West Virginia health research gets $55 million boost

    West Virginia health research gets $55 million boost

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Recommitting themselves to bring the benefits of research out of labs and hospitals and into the lives of West Virginia people and communities, a coalition of federal agencies, universities, hospitals and clinics will develop dozens of efforts over the next five years to battle addiction and cancer and reduce the impact of cardiovascular and neurological diseases.

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  • WVU Clinical Trials Research Unit among top ten nationally for clinical trials accrual

    WVU Clinical Trials Research Unit among top ten nationally for clinical trials accrual

    Congratulations to the WVU Clinical trials Research Unit (CTRU) and Dr. Adham Salkeni, WVU’s principal investigator for the NRG Oncology group, the largest clinical trials collaborative network in the United States.  During the recent biannual meeting of the NRG, our CTRU was recognized as among the top ten main member sites to enroll the most patients on cancer clinical trials between January and June 2017.  “This places WVU on the national map for clinical trials accrual,” Salkeni said.  “This shows that we offer state-of-the-art research studies that examine the role of targeted therapies for the treatment of a wide variety of cancers that affect our patient population.”

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  • BMT Program rated as Program of Excellence

    Congratulations to our Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) team! The Cigna LifeSOURCE Transplant Network has rated the WVU Cancer Institute Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation Program a Program of Excellence once again. Cigna, an insurance company WVU contracts with that allows patients to be transplanted at our facility, based the excellence designation on specific criteria and guidelines, including number and types of transplants, patient survival and disease status. “This validates that our program provides superior care,” says Sonia Leadmon, oncology quality coordinator at the Cancer Institute’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. WVU has been rated a Cigna Program of Excellence every year since 2014 and has received excellence designations from several other insurance companies for its BMT program.

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