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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Richard M. Goldberg, M.D., renowned gastrointestinal cancer expert, has been named the new director of the WVU Cancer Institute.
Earlier this year when Mary J.C. Hendrix was named president of Shepherd University, she had a critical decision to make: To shut down her research laboratory at Northwestern University or relocate her groundbreaking cancer research closer to Shepherd. The answer came in a unique partnership with West Virginia University, a major R1 research university 150 miles to the west of Shepherd. Thanks to sophisticated Skype technology, Hendrix and her laboratory are able to resume daily research interactions.
Nanotechnology deals with manipulating matter and creating devices from materials that are molecular in size. Carbon nanomaterials are widely used in commercial and biomedical applications, including consumer electronics and medication delivery. But little is known about the health effects of these materials on those who work around them or use the products containing them.