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  • Dentistry students focus on rural care and outreach

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    A major part of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry experience is learning to practice in rural communities.

  • WVU researcher examines patient awareness of prescription drug risks

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    Prescription medications, including antidepressants and pain medications, can have various side effects and risks, and a West Virginia University researcher is examining whether patients understand the risks associated with driving. Robin Pollini, Associate Director of the WVU School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center, led a study on driver awareness of the potential effects of prescription medications.

  • WVU, community groups to host screening of ‘Heroin(e)’ documentary and discussion on opioid epidemic

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    Several West Virginia University and community groups are joining efforts to discuss the Morgantown area’s approach to combatting the opioid epidemic. The WVU School of Public Health, Milan Puskar Health Right, the Monongalia County Health Department, WVU Collegiate Recovery Program, and WVU Student Government Association will host a November 16 community screening of the Netflix original short documentary “Heroin(e),” followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A. West Virginia Public Broadcasting is supporting the event.

  • Festival of Ideas presents "Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life"

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and his team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the nine common diet and lifestyle habits – Power 9® – that keep them spry past age 100.

  • Pack The Rack: Health Sciences community stepping up to honor veterans

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    WVU faculty, students and staff are invited to give back to the community by donating non-perishable food items through Nov. 3 in honor of fallen U.S. army soldier and WVU graduate Corporal Tyler Burroughs. 

  • Students ready to be leaders in ASDA

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Every student in the WVU School of Dentistry is a member of the local chapter of the American Student Dental Association. WVU ASDA is made up of approximately 220 students.

  • WVU’s Clay Marsh to address congressional caucus on opioid epidemic

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    West Virginia University Health Sciences Vice President and Executive Dean Clay B. Marsh, MD, will address the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus as part of a panel discussion on how medical schools and teaching hospitals are working to treat patients with opioid use disorders and ultimately stem the tide of overdoses in hard-hit and underserved areas of the country. The briefing is set for Tue., Oct. 17 at noon in the Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, D.C.

  • WVU dental hygiene students design winning clinic invention

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Two dental hygiene students have designed a solution to a problem dentistry professionals likely face with every operative procedure.

  • Dental school and alumni team up for tailgates

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    It’s been far too long between game day gatherings according to Dr. Robert Wanker, associate dean of student and alumni affairs at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry.

  • Town hall to focus on children’s health

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Pediatric physician J. Philip Saul, M.D., will be the special guest at an open forum for Health Sciences and WVU Medicine faculty, staff and students at noon on Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Okey Patteson Auditorium of the WVU Health Sciences Center. The topic will be, "WVU Medicine Children’s and the Health of West Virginia."