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Creating inclusive communities for veterans and families

A lunchtime panel discussion on veterans' issues will be held at WVU Oct. 12, moderated by  moderated by Dr. Sandra "Sam" Cotton of the WVU School of Nursing. The discussion starts at 12 noon in the Fukushima Auditorium at the Health Sciences Center. 

WVU, WV attorney general expand eighth grade drug prevention program

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and West Virginia University have partnered to expand a program aimed at sharing drug abuse prevention information with eighth grade students in West Virginia.  The initiative, launched in March with the West Virginia University School of Nursing, now also involves West Virginia University’s School of Pharmacy and two other universities.  

Student and faculty international travel grants available

In honor of the legacy of a 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.

Festival of Ideas presents ‘Opioid Crisis in America’ with Dr. Petros Levounis

Join Dr. Petros Levounis as he discusses the opioid crisis of the 21st century. The opioid crisis can be traced back to the 1980s when a catastrophic medical mistake opened the door to liberal prescribing of narcotics. The perfect storm of powerful molecules, complex brain physiology, and an over-aggressive pharmaceutical industry, which capitalized on that original error, lead to the current epidemic.