Ali Rezai, M.D., who leads the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, traveled to Toronto last month to speak at Collision, the largest technology conference in North America, which attracted more than 25,000 attendees across three days.
From the HealthConf stage in front of a packed audience, the British Medical Journal's Ashley McKimm interviewed Dr. Rezai on his barrier-breaking work in neuroscience. During the session, Dr. Rezai introduced the crowd to the RNI and its mission, sharing highlights of the work with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, addiction, and more. This year’s Collision Conference also featured speakers such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Seth Rogen, John Chambers, and Kara Swisher.
Hosted by WVU School of Public Health Associate Professor Christiaan Abildso, PhD, Views from the Front Porch: Rural Physical Activity is a new series focusing on the research in rural areas about behavior settings and environments on physical activity.
It never gets dark in a hospital room, even in the middle of the night. The constant illumination can do more than just annoy patients. According to a study by Randy Nelson and Courtney DeVries—researchers in the WVU School of Medicine—it may even depress them. Nelson’s and DeVries’ work may suggest new hospital lighting schemes that bolster patients’ moods and promote healing.
Despite the American Medical Association’s designation of obesity as a disease in 2013, many healthcare providers still place blame on patients for their weight.