Application deadline is Aug. 1
West Virginia AHEC Rural Community Health Scholars is a new, highly selective program available to 75 of West Virginia’s top health professions students interested in practicing in rural or underserved communities; WVU and non-WVU students alike may participate.
Designed as a two-year program, RCH Scholars will enhance each student's ability to make a difference in healthcare by facilitating clinical, didactic and community-based activities that positively impact the lives of West Virginians in rural/underserved areas of the state. Moreover, participating scholars will also gain valuable experience in their respective field(s) and receive a stipend of $650/year ($1,300 over the course of the two-year program).
Health professions students in the following areas with at least two years remaining in their program(s) are eligible to apply:
- Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
- Medical (Osteopathic, Family, OBGYN, etc.)
- Nurse Practitioner and Nursing
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant
- Public/Population Health Programs
- and more*!
Application deadline is Aug. 1.
For more information and/or to submit an application, please visit our website or contact Jessica Stidham at RCH_Scholars@hsc.wvu.edu.
Contact us if your discipline is not listed, as you may still be eligible to participate.
All Health Sciences faculty members are requested to review a proposed Board of Governors Rule currently in a 30-day comment period: WVU Governance Rule 1.4 on Ethics, Conflict of Interest, and Outside Consulting. The review period for the proposed rule closes on December 12.
West Virginia University first site to launch clinical trial utilizing non-opioid micropellet implant for chronic pain
As part of an ongoing commitment to battle opioid addiction, the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) at West Virginia University today (Nov. 15) marked a major milestone, enrolling the first patient in a randomized clinical trial that will test the effectiveness of an injectable non-opioid, non-steroid micropellet to treat sciatica.
WVU researchers help West Virginia become first state to collect real-time data on neonatal abstinence syndrome
As opioid use has pervaded West Virginia, the rate of infants who develop neonatal abstinence syndrome has increased. But significant barriers—including that various ways healthcare providers define NAS and document it in medical records—make it difficult for researchers to capture NAS data that is useful and reliable.