WVU Tech 2018 nursing graduates achieve perfect pass rate for state licensing exam
The West Virginia University School of Nursing at WVU Tech is celebrating the 2018 bachelor of science in nursing graduates’ 100 percent pass rate on the state licensing exam.
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.
It’s a “Code Blue” at the WVU Health Sciences Center as students train for cardiac arrest patients
Witness WVU Health Sciences students and local emergency services professionals perform a “Code Blue” emergency response to a simulated cardiac arrest situation as part of National Healthcare Simulation Week.
Health Sciences Town Hall to focus on One Mountaineer Family
Meshea Poore, vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at WVU, will be the special guest at a Health Sciences Town Hall during WVU’s Diversity Week celebrations.
Constitution Day program September 17 will discuss education rights
West Virginia University’s annual observance of Constitution Day will focus on the right to an education.
Sign-ups underway for SON students vs. WVU Medicine nurses kickball game
WVU School of Nursing's newest student organization, "Promoting Outreach, Unification, and Nursing Diversity" or POUND, is hosting its first-ever WVU Medicine nurses vs. nursing students kickball game Friday, Oct. 19, at Krepps Park from 5-8 p.m.
Health Sciences Library to host opening reception for "Art & Health" exhibit on Sept. 20
The Health Sciences Library will host an opening reception for the exhibit “Art & Health: Artwork by Healthcare Professionals at WVU” on Sept. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Health Sciences Center Pylons.
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:
WV Healthy Start Navigator Project no longer able to assist local consumers
Due to a decrease in federal funding, the West Virginia Healthy Start Navigator Project will no longer be available to assist consumers with health insurance needs. The change goes into effect on Thurs., Sept. 13.
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.