Randall W. Bryner, EdD, was recently appointed interim chair for the School of Medicine’s Division of Exercise Physiology. He will oversee the education and undergraduate activities of the program. John M. Hollander, PhD, will serve as interim vice chair with responsibility for research and graduate education, including the PhD program.
Drs. Bryner and Hollander will replace Stephen E. Alway, PhD, who will assume the position of dean of the College of Health Professions at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in late December.
The 105 members of the West Virginia University School of Medicine Class of 2020 medical students donned the most significant symbol of their chosen profession – the white coat – for the first time on Saturday, March 17.
On Friday, March 16, the West Virginia University School of Medicine celebrated Match Day with the class of 2018 medical students on all three medical school campus locations in Morgantown, Charleston and Martinsburg. On Match Day, medical students and graduates from the United States and around the world learn in which U.S. residency programs they will train for the next three to seven years.
In the short term, sepsis can injure patients’ lungs and kidneys, trigger problems with blood clotting and cause the liver and other organs to fail. But in the long term, patients who overcome sepsis may face other health issues. Particularly, sepsis survivors are more likely to develop long-term changes in learning and memory, and they may show signs of dementia earlier and to a more severe degree.