Mountains of Hope (MOH), West Virginia’s Cancer Coalition, held its fall membership meeting on November 6, 2019 in Flatwoods, WV. Three WVUCI clinicians presented on cutting edge treatment and clinical research available at the WVUCI: Dr. Brian Boone, Dr. Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, and Dr. Geraldine Jacobson.
MOH meetings are open to all West Virginians interested in lessening the burden of cancer in the mountain state. Representing hundreds of cancer control professionals and advocates from around the state, MOH works in three areas of cancer: prevention, early detection, and quality of life. These priority areas align with MOH’s statewide WV Cancer Plan.
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.
WVU Professor Emeritus Alan M. Ducatman is among the presenters for an upcoming Public Health Grand Rounds session, "PFAS and Protecting Your Health,” hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.