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WVU to provide need-based support for students affected by COVID-19

To help students meet basic needs and proceed with their studies amid these unprecedented circumstances, the WVU Foundation is working to provide need-based financial support via the Gray Student Emergency Fund. Established in 2013 by retired Student Life Vice President Ken Gray and his wife, Carolyn, the Emergency Fund provides timely financial assistance to current WVU students who experience a sudden financial hardship that could prevent them from continuing their education or otherwise impact their success at WVU.

Mindfulness program offering free online classes

In effort to support well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, the HSC Mindfulness Program is offering several levels of engagement to enhance relaxation response and resilience—all free of charge. 

WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and Oura Health unveil study to predict the outbreak of COVID-19 in healthcare professionals

The West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, WVU Medicine, and smart ring maker Oura Health today (April 8) announced a national study designed to accelerate early detection of the COVID-19 virus symptoms and contagiousness. Leveraging an artificial intelligence -driven predictive model, wearable ring technology, and a COVID-19 monitoring app, RNI scientists and partners are developing an innovative “digital PPE” approach that potentially can identify infected frontline healthcare professionals before they become symptomatic – a possible breakthrough in monitoring capabilities and limiting the spread.

Gee on Social Distancing

My daughter, Rebekah, recently told some friends that socially distancing is hard for me because my idea of a quiet evening at home is having 400 people for dinner. She was exaggerating, of course. Two hundred is plenty.

A message from Dean Hulsey - April 3, 2020

When talk of COVID-19 began, I don't think anyone imagined to the extent our lives would need to change in order to keep the spread down to protect our communities, our families and our friends.  

COVID-19 projections look bad, but following the rules can improve numbers

West Virginia University Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences Dr. Clay Marsh, now West Virginia’s COVID-19 czar, says in his blog that projections for deaths due to the virus are staggering, but West Virginians can “flatten the curve” and change outcomes by following the rules. Marsh warns that low numbers of COVID-19 spread should not cause complacency.

Talking to Kids about COVID-19

Family Life and routines have changed greatly with the Stay at Home order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. How do you talk to your kids about this crisis? WVU Medicine Children's Pediatric Psychologist Jenna Wallace has some tips on talking with your children about COVID-19.