MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Anne Schnatterly, M.B.A, B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.P., WVU Cancer Institute Clinical Research Unit director, was selected to join the American Association of Cancer Institutes (AACI) Clinical Research Innovation steering committee.
The AACI is comprised 102 of the leading academic and freestanding cancer research centers in North America. It is dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer by enhancing the impact of academic cancer centers.
“Our participation with the AACI and its steering committees demonstrates our commitment to providing care that exceeds the standard,” Schnatterly said. “The WVU Cancer Institute strives to be a leader in the field of cancer treatment and research.”
Schnatterly joins 11 other steering committee members from cancer institutes across the nation in encouraging best practices and the efficient use of resources and operations in cancer center clinical research facilities.
For more information on the WVU Cancer Institute, visit WVUMedicine.org/Cancer.
Chapman and Associates Health Care to join WVU Medicine United Health Associates as LaVale Medical Center
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Chapman and Associates Health Care in LaVale, Md., will join WVU Medicine University Health Associates (UHA) on February 22. The practice will be operated by UHA as LaVale Medical Center. Chapman and Associates Health Care was started in December 2012 by Cathy Chapman, C.R.N.P. The integrated practice has grown to include primary care, behavioral health medication management, and therapy services. “We are excited to join WVU Medicine and are looking forward to the services and resources this affiliation will provide to our patients,” Chapman said. “WVU Medicine is committed to continuing our team based integrated care approach in providing high quality care to our patients.” The practice includes Cathy Chapman, family practice nurse practitioner and psych mental health nurse practitioner, April Cross, C.R.N.P., family nurse practitioner, certified diabetes educator, and health coach, Carrie McDonald, L.C.S.W.-C., certified cognitive behavioral therapist; Geri Fox L.C.S.W.-C., certified diabetic behavioral therapist; Andrea Opel, L.C.S.W.-C., certified mind-body medicine therapist. The practice currently sees patients age seven and older for primary care and behavioral health services. Office hours are Monday through Friday with early morning and evening appointments available. For more information call 240-362-7294. We are excited for the opportunity to welcome LaVale Medical Center to the WVU Medicine family,” Michael Edmond, M.D., WVU Health System chief medical officer, said. “As we continue to partner with facilities across the border in neighboring states, we further our mission to offer the best possible care to our patients close to where they call home.” The West Virginia University Health System, which operates under the brand “WVU Medicine,” is both West Virginia’s largest health system and largest private employer. Comprised of 13 owned hospitals, including its 700-bed flagship academic medical center in Morgantown, WVU Health System also provides management services to several community-based hospitals and clinics across a four-state region that includes West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland. The academic health system also includes a children’s hospital – WVU Medicine Children’s – and five institutes – the WVU Cancer Institute, the WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute, the WVU Eye Institute, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, and the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. For more information, visit WVUMedicine.org.
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