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Health Sciences to celebrate LGBTQ+ advocacy, inclusion week October 8–12

SHAPE—the Student Healthcare Alliance for Promoting Equality—along with the West Virginia University Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, the Division of Internal Medicine and the LGBTQ+ Center will be hosting a week-long series of lectures focusing on LGBTQ+ health at the Health Sciences Center.

Nancy Sanders memorial student and faculty travel and research abroad grants open to submissions

In honor of the legacy of long-time staff member in WVU’s Global Health Program, the Global Engagement Office (GEO) at Health Sciences is pleased to announce that the application period for the Nancy Sanders Memorial Student Travel Grant and the Nancy Sanders Memorial Faculty Research Abroad Grant is now open. Nancy was instrumental in establishing WVU’s highly successful and nationally distinguished Tropical Medicine Course. She enjoyed meeting people from all over the world, and she made every visitor feel welcomed and loved. In the same spirit of her tireless work, hospitality and kindness, the GEO administers these grants to support the development and cultivation of international collaborations for faculty and students. Up to five student awards of $2,000.00 each are available for the academic year. One of these five student awards is prioritized for an outbound placement through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). One faculty research award of $10,000 is available.  Applicant eligibility, program details, and application instructions can be found on the GEO webpage. The deadline for submission for both grant awards is Friday, October 12, 2018. For more information, contact the GEO Office: Web: E-mail: Phone: 304-581-1820

WVU researcher works to improve access to depression care in rural areas

WVU researcher Robert Bossarte has received a $13.3-million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to compare three treatment strategies for rural depressed patients: antidepressants alone; antidepressants combined with unguided cognitive behavior therapy provided online; and antidepressants combined with guided online cognitive behavior therapy.