The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Mountaineer Health Initiative are pleased to welcome Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D., recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Genius Grant, director of ICAP and university professor of epidemiology and medicine at Columbia University, for a special seminar on November 16. Dr. El-Sadr will present, “The Endangered Clinician-Scientist – a Personal Journey.” This special presentation will highlight t,he challenges and opportunities encountered by today’s clinician scientists.
This seminar will take place Thursday, November 16 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the WVU Health Sciences Center Fukushima Auditorium. RSVP here.
Faculty from WVU Extension Service, WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, and WVU School of Public Health and West Virginia Prevention Research Center received a five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help in Clay and McDowell counties reduce obesity and other chronic diseases related to long-term unhealthy lifestyles.
In a report published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, WVU School of Public Health researcher Michael McCawley and his colleagues pinpoint shortcomings in how miners’ exposure to respirable coal-mine dust is monitored. Inhaling this dust over time leads to black lung disease.
Hoping to speed up the move from idea to application, West Virginia University and 23 other regional institutions have come together to create a “virtual hub” that will ultimately help speed the commercialization of groundbreaking university research.