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  • CDC to offer continuing education course on vaccine immunization in Morgantown

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering a continuing education course titled CDC Pink Book Training: Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases on April 10-11, 2018, at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place in Morgantown, West Virginia. The two-day program is geared to physicians, nurses, immunization providers, and program managers seeking the most current immunization knowledge base. Agenda topics include the principles of vaccination, general recommendations and best practice guidelines for immunization, vaccine safety, specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them, and current issues related to immunization. Participants are required to obtain a copy of the most recent Pink Book. You can download and print one from the CDC website for free or purchase one from the Public Health Foundation website.

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  • Cancer Institute summer research fellow wins first place award at IDeA Conference

    Cancer Institute summer research fellow wins first place award at IDeA Conference

    Daniel Berrebi, a 2017 WVU Cancer Institute summer research fellow, won first place in the cancer category of the student poster session at this year’s Southeast Regional IDeA Conference in Morgantown. He was selected for his research titled Inhibition of CCL5 and Nodal by Adipose-derived Stem Cells in the Breast Tumor Microenvironment. In his work at the Cancer Institute under the mentorship of Linda Vona-Davis, PhD, Berrebi used 3D matrix models to study the role of stem cells in contributing to the spread of breast cancer.

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  • WVU Cancer Institute Science Exchange hosts a crowd of ideas

    WVU Cancer Institute Science Exchange hosts a crowd of ideas

    Linda Vona-Davis, Ph.D., director of the Biomedical Master of Science in Health Sciences Program at West Virginia University, was surprised and delighted to see 65 of her colleagues at her recent presentation. Before the standing-room-only crowd, she discussed her latest research into how adipose-derived stem cells, which originate in fat, influence the activity of breast cancer cells.

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  • DeLynn Lecture to feature national expert on improving cancer care delivery

    DeLynn Lecture to feature national expert on improving cancer care delivery

    Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, a nationally renowned medical oncologist and population health researcher, will deliver the 2017 Laurence and Jean DeLynn Lecture at 4 p.m., September 21, in the Fukushima Auditorium of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center. The lecture is open to the public. A reception will follow in the Learning Center Commons.

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  • Perry G. Fine, M.D. Pain Lecture Series set for Oct. 16

    Perry G. Fine, M.D. Pain Lecture Series set for Oct. 16

    The Perry G. Fine, M.D., Pain Lecture Series will be held on Monday, October, 16, 2017, at the WVU Health Sciences Center, Okey Patteson Auditorium in Morgantown, West Virginia from 4 to 8 p.m.

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  • WVU researchers, health professionals lead new effort to prevent HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks related to opioid epidemic

    WVU researchers, health professionals lead new effort to prevent HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks related to opioid epidemic

    Gordon Smith, M.D., MPH, Stuart M. and Joyce N. Robbins Distinguished Professor at the WVU School of Public Health, and Judith Feinberg, M.D., of the WVU School of Medicine, are co-leading a project that will develop an integrated prevention, harm reduction and treatment team to rapidly identify and mitigate small HIV microepidemics. 

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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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  • 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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  • WVU Cancer Institute first in the nation to offer IORT for glioblastoma

    WVU Cancer Institute first in the nation to offer IORT for glioblastoma

    The WVU Cancer Institute is the first institution in the United States to offer intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) to treat glioblastoma. 

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  • WVU Cancer Institute welcomes 2017 summer research fellows

    WVU Cancer Institute welcomes 2017 summer research fellows

    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. 

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