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.
The WVU Cancer Institute held its annual Pink Party event on Monday, September 10, to benefit Bonnie’s Bus, the mobile mammography unit that travels across West Virginia to provide mammograms to the women of the state.
WVU Cancer Institute offering groundbreaking treatment for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
The WVU Cancer Institute is participating in the implementation of a new drug therapy for the treatment of somatostatin receptor-positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), a type of tumor that can form in the pancreas or in other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, and appendix. These life-threatening tumors can spread to other organs, such as the liver.
Meshea Poore, vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at WVU, will be the special guest at a Health Sciences Town Hall during WVU’s Diversity Week celebrations.