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Ali Rezai appointed Rockefeller Chair in Neuroscience at WVU

Ali Rezai, M.D.,  executive chair, vice president and associate dean of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, has been appointed the John D. Rockefeller IV Chair in Neuroscience at West Virginia University. An investiture ceremony will be held on April 16 at 4 p.m. in the Pylons Lobby of the WVU Health Sciences Center.

Zebrafish Training Workshop offered

The Zebrafish Training Workshop will generate excitement through research, teaching and clinical communities about the relevance of zebrafish in modeling certain pathologies in humans. This workshop will facilitate an exchange of information about work in zebrafish across disciplines, which will result in fruitful discussions and potentially in some collaborations.

Science advocate, author to speak at WVU

Paul A. Offit, M.D., a physician-scientist who is an expert in infectious diseases, immunology, virology and vaccine and the founding director of the Autism Science Foundation, will speak on “Scientific Misadventures: Learning from the Past,” at noon, Friday, March 23 in the Patteson Auditorium at WVU’s Health Sciences Center.

WVU Cancer Institute to offer free skin cancer screening

The WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center will offer free skin cancer screenings from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the Cancer Center. Advance registration is required by May 7. Call 304-598-4500 to make an appointment.