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  • WVU oncologist researches new treatment for cervical and vaginal cancers

    Cervical cancer can be insidious. Changes to the cervix are often detected with a pap smear, but for those with limited access to health care, cervical and vaginal cancers can go unnoticed for years—silently growing, spreading and invading other organs—and by the time they’re detected, they may be so advanced that the patient’s prognosis is poor and her treatment options few. Valerie Galvan Turner, a gynecologic oncologist at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute, has opened a randomized clinical trial to assess whether a novel supplemental treatment can help chemotherapy and radiation fight these dangerous forms of cancer better.

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  • The Bodice Project: Sculptural Exhibit

    The Bodice Project: Sculptural Exhibit

    West Virginia University Health Sciences Center and the Bodice Project invite you to join us February 20 - 22 in the Erickson Alumni Center Nutting Gallery for the Bodice Project Sculptural Exhibit.

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  • The Bodice Project: Opening Night Reception

    West Virginia University Health Sciences Center and the Bodice Project invite you to join us for an Opening Night Reception at the Erickson Alumni Center on February 19, 2019.*

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  • Healthy Grandfamilies training supported by Public Health students

    Healthy Grandfamilies training supported by Public Health students

    Students in the WVU School of Public Health are helping to implement West Virginia State University's Healthy Grandfamilies program in Preston County. The program provides training and support to older citizens raising their grandchildren. Read the story in The Dominion Post.

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  • How to Effectively Engage in Research in a Community or Practice Based Setting

    WVCTSI’s Clinical and Translational Research Seminar Series will partner with the West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network to present a series of seminar on community engaged research. In the first entry, William Lewis, M.D., family medicine physician and co-director of the WVPBRN, and Stacey Whanger, MPH, WVPBRN network manager, will present, “How to Effectively Engage in Research in a Community or Practice Based Setting.”

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  • Scholarships available for tobacco cessation continuing education

    Scholarships available for tobacco cessation continuing education

    More than 20 scholarships are available for health care professionals interested in the School of Dentistry continuing education program on tobacco cessation treatment.

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  • WV-INBRE Request for Cancer Biology Grant Applications

    WV-INBRE Request for Cancer Biology Grant Applications

    The WV-INBRE program has funds for the support of small biomedical research of grants in Cancer Biology. This solicitation is open to applications from investigators at West Virginia University, Marshall University and WV partner institutions (PUI) that are part of the WV-INBRE network. Areas of interest include but are not limited to mechanisms of cancer development (e.g. genetic and epigenetic modifications) and mechanisms of cancer drug action and drug resistance. The program will be co-directed by Lori Hazlehurst (WVU), Piyali Dasgupta (MU) and Donald Primerano (MU). Programmatic goal: The purpose of these grant awards is to allow investigators to gather data to increase the competitiveness of NIH RO1, RO3 and other investigator-initiated proposals in the biomedical sciences.

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  • Chronic Disease Research Program, WV-INBRE

    Chronic Disease Research Program, WV-INBRE

    WV-INBRE is announcing a Request for Applications for WV-INBRE network investigators to conduct pilot research on projects related to chronic disease (e.g. cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, addiction, etc.). The CDRP pilot award program targets small, focused research projects related to the multi-disciplinary research theme of WV-INBRE: cellular and molecular biology with an emphasis on chronic disease to generate preliminary data for publications and grant applications. Proposals are strongly encouraged that would identify and/or validate biomarkers that lead to early detection or improved diagnosis of chronic diseases as listed above. The proposed research should not overlap with other funded research projects.

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  • The Center for Natural Product Research (CNPR) Program of WV-INBRE announces Request for Applications

    The Center for Natural Product Research (CNPR) Program of WV-INBRE announces Request for Applications

    The Center for Natural Product Research (CNPR) Program of WV-INBRE is announcing a Request for Applications for WV-INBRE network investigators to conduct pilot research on projects related to the discovery and/or application of natural products to chemotherapy applications. These pilot projects can focus on discovery of potentially new chemotherapeutic agents, mechanistic studies to understand how newer chemotherapeutic agents produce their effects, combination chemotherapies utilizing natural products with other chemotherapeutic agents to increase effectiveness or reduce toxicity, and other related studies. Preference will be given to studies that focus on cancer chemotherapy, but meritorious antimicrobial chemotherapy directed studies will also be considered. Proposed research should not overlap with other funded research projects.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program now accepting applications 

    WVU Cancer Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program now accepting applications 

    Applications are now open (March 1 deadline) for undergraduates in health sciences majors. The program is a paid undergraduate research experience for students interested in GRADUATE SCHOOL and cancer research. Program dates are May 20-July 29, 2019.

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