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  • WVU alumna recognized for outstanding contributions to nursing

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Each year the West Virginia University School of Nursing honors a graduate who has gone above and beyond in service to the University and the School, as well as achieved professional success in his/her profession. This year, the School recognized West Virginia Delegate Amy Summers as the 2016 Alumna of the Year.  

  • WVU School of Nursing receives more than $1.2 million to train advance practice nursing students

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    With a growing need for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to serve patients in rural and underserved areas, the West Virginia University School of Nursing is implementing a new project to enhance educational and clinical experiences for advanced practice nursing students while addressing the complex healthcare needs of West Virginia.

  • Health Sciences Cafe renovations continue, restaurants announced

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    Three restaurants have been announced for the former Health Sciences Cafe space, which is being renovated: EIO & The Hive, Little Donkey and Hugh Baby’s BBQ. Another restaurant will be announced soon.

  • WVU Cancer Institute establishes lung cancer support group

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    The WVU Cancer Institute, in conjunction with the Lung Cancer Alliance, is establishing a lung cancer support group for patients and caregivers beginning Tuesday, June 28. 

  • Just Desserts raises nearly $13,000 for adult brain cancer research

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    The Just Desserts fundraiser in Morgantown on June 11 to support adult brain cancer research and patient comfort at the WVU Cancer Institute ended on a sweet note in many ways.  In addition to being offered tantalizing desserts from local eateries and unique doorprizes and silent auction items, attendees had the opportunity to learn the importance of their support. 

  • Cancer Institute congratulates graduates of WVU’s Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Congratulations to our most recent hematology oncology fellowship graduates – Mark Knestrick, Lauren Veltri and Chandler Park.  Knestrick will be joining a private practice in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Veltri will be heading to Houston, Texas, to complete a one year stem cell transplantation fellowship at MD Anderson, then will return to Morgantown in August 2017 to continue caring for patients at the WVU Cancer Institute.  Park will join a private practice in Louisville, Kentucky, and will be an assistant professor in the hematology and oncology division at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. 

  • New conference rooms to replace former John Jones spaces

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Construction will begin June 16 on two new conference rooms (G-119 A and B) on the ground floor of Health Sciences North. They will replace the two conference rooms closed several weeks ago in the John Jones Conference Center as part of the cafeteria renewal.

  • WVU Extension group presents pillows for patient comfort

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    A group from WVU Extension hopes to provide comfort to cancer patients with ports when they are travelling in a car.  Cass Community Educational Outreach Services (CEOS) handcrafted and donated dozens of porta-cath pillows for patients at the WVU Cancer Institute.  A porta-cath pillow is a small pillow that covers a patient’s chemo port and protects it from the seatbelt when riding in a car.  Deborah Blehschmidt, president of Cass CEOS, said the idea for the pillow originated with one of the group’s members who receives chemo treatments at the Cancer Institute.  Blehschmidt (center) recently presented the pillows to nurses Courtney Iannamorelli (left) and Samantha Seaman (right) at the Institute.

  • Strollin’ Colon and WV BCCSP 5k Run/Walk make inaugural visits to Monroe County’s Farmer’s Day

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    The 62nd annual Farmer’s Day celebration in Monroe County, West Virginia, welcomed two new additions to their festivities. On Saturday, June 4, Monroe Health Center (MHC), in partnership with the West Virginia Program to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening (WV PICCS), sponsored the Strollin’ Colon on Main Street, Union for parade and festival goers to view. The ten by twelve foot inflatable colon allows visitors to stroll through the structure to view healthy colon tissue, polyps, cancerous polyps and advanced cancer of the colon. “This is a wonderful way to start the conversation about the importance of testing for colorectal cancer,” says Sheila Hughes, clinical nurse manager at MHC, Union. “We are working hard to educate people that regular colorectal cancer testing is important to maintaining a healthy colon.” Simple, affordable, take-home stool based tests or a hospital based colonoscopy are two types of tests that can find cancer early when it is more easily treated and cured.

  • WVU Cancer Institute to host annual Breast Cancer Conference

    Monday, June 13, 2016

    The event will take place Friday, July 15, at the Erickson Alumni Center.