WVU study suggests loneliness can hinder management of diabetes, hypertension
Loneliness isn’t just unpleasant. It can also be unhealthy. A new study out of WVU explores how loneliness may make it harder to keep chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, under control. Lead researcher Laurie Theeke found that middle-aged Appalachians who report being lonely tend to score low on an assessment of their self-management. Lower self-management scores correlate with poorer health outcomes.
WVU School of Public Health to host panel discussion about harm reduction programs
In a continuing series of events focused on the state’s most pressing public health issues, the West Virginia University School of Public Health will host a panel discussion about harm reduction programs.
Now accepting applications for NIH T32 training program
The Office of Research and Graduate Education is pleased to announce a competition for fellowships in the T32 pre-doctoral training grant for training in stroke and its related co-morbidities. The principal investigator for this grant is Dr. James W. Simpkins.
Healthy Holiday Tips from the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness
The WVU Office of Health Promotion and Wellness wants to encourage you to make this holiday season a better one for your mind, body. and spirit. We've provided some tips to help!
Call for Submissions: Robert E. Stitzel Award for Student-Generated Educational Media in Pharmacology
The Robert E. Stitzel Award for Student-Generated Educational Media in Pharmacology is soliciting submissions of pharmacology educational media from students in any health professional or graduate program within the WVU Health Sciences Center.
WVU Medicine and Health Sciences to host holiday celebration for faculty and staff
The annual Holiday Celebration for WVU Medicine and Health Sciences employees will kick off on Thurs., Dec. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Market, located on the ground floor of the Health Sciences Center. The Market will close at 11:30 a.m. for the celebration.
Female veterans needed for nurse-led research study
Nurse-led research study looking at the perspective of women Veterans receiving care from non-VA healthcare providers.
Three WVU School of Nursing Ph.D. students awarded Jonas Scholarships
Three doctoral students from the West Virginia University School of Nursing have been chosen for the highly competitive Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars Program from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare.
Stop the Bleed
The Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, in partnership with the American College of Surgeons, is taking part in the national “Stop the Bleed” initiative. Participants in the programs are being trained to stop bleeding in order to prevent death from hemorrhage.
Health Sciences faculty asked to review proposed BOG governance rule 1.4
All Health Sciences faculty members are requested to review a proposed Board of Governors Rule currently in a 30-day comment period: WVU Governance Rule 1.4 on Ethics, Conflict of Interest, and Outside Consulting. The review period for the proposed rule closes on December 12.