Approximately 19 WVU School of Nursing students, including students Katherine Barbarossa (left) and Morgan Spoharski, and four faculty from Morgantown and Beckley are volunteering for the next two weeks at the 24th World Scout Jamboree - North America 2019.
Work from Dr. A. Courtney DeVries, the John T. and June R. Chambers Chair of Oncology Research at the WVU Cancer Institute, and her team is focusing on the side effects a cancer patient experiences during treatment, depending on their social environment.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rural Americans are more likely than their urban counterparts to die prematurely from the five most common killers: heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. Telehealth—the use of technology to provide healthcare remotely—is an emerging way to combat these trends. And it’s growing in popularity.
Alumnus Megan (Marra) Peterson is working in what the media calls the "epicenter of the nation’s opioid epidemic," yet her positivity still shines through. "It’s a long road that we have ahead of us, but I feel like I’m making a difference,” says Peterson. Read about how Peterson is bringing Naloxone training to Cabell County, WV, in this recent article from ASHP.org.
While all West Virginia University (WVU) campuses went tobacco- and smoke-free in 2013, the University is tightening its policies on this issue, effective Aug. 1. Learn more.
The opioid epidemic in the United States has largely centered on white Americans, who account for roughly 80 percent of opioid overdose victims. But the national attention on white victims has pushed minorities to the sidelines, even as the number of opioid-related deaths among non-whites is on the rise.
Leslie Miele was recently named associate vice president and chief strategy officer for WVU Health Sciences by Health Sciences vice president and executive dean Clay Marsh, M.D.
Psychiatrists and primary Care Physicians are in a unique position to help shape mental health care delivery using integrated care approaches. A workshop on applying the collaborative care approach, led by Dr. Mark Duncan is available on August 14, 2019. This workshop provides participants with the practical skills needed to work in collaborative care. The course describes the delivery of mental health care in primary care settings with a focus on the evidence–base, guiding principles and an introduction to implementation strategies.Space is limited! Register by August 7, 2019. Register here: https://apasan.wufoo.com/forms/zudqfri0hqwhp4/ Questions? Contact email@example.com
The followiing story was written by Caity Coyne, staff writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail. We are sharing the article with permission from the editor(s).
As part of a three-day immersive learning experience, this year’s West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy Summer Policy Institute participants will hear from WVU School of Public Health’s Lauri Andress.