WVU Cancer Institute researcher Linda Vona-Davis, Ph.D., has been selected to lead the Biomedical Masters of Science in Health Sciences graduate program.
The new leadership position was created by Laura Gibson, Ph.D., senior associate vice president for Research and Graduate Education, as part of an initiative to expand the graduate program. Dr. Davis will provide leadership for students who desire to enhance their competitiveness for entry into advanced degrees in biomedical and public health disciplines.
“This new position will play a key role in meeting the academic needs of our students while supporting the mission of the Health Sciences Center,” Davis said.
Davis is an associate member of the WVU Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Research Program and an adjunct professor in the WVU Medicine Department of Surgery.
Brian Boone, M.D., surgical oncologist in the WVU Medicine Department of Surgery and WVU Cancer Institute, performed the state’s first hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) infusion. This treatment delivers heated, sterilized chemotherapy to the abdomen as a treatment for cancer that has spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity, or peritoneum.
WVU Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology has experienced remarkable growth over the last two years. By increasing its team of gynecologic oncologists and adding a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and genetic counselor, the department has expanded its capability to serve gynecologic cancer patients.
The annual Holiday Celebration for WVU Medicine and Health Sciences employees will kick off on Thurs., Dec. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Market, located on the ground floor of the Health Sciences Center. The Market will close at 11:30 a.m. for the celebration.