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WVU coal report: State coal industry stable in short term, declining in long term

Coal mine output totaled 80 million short tons in 2016, just over half of the 158 million short tons in 2008. While the baseline forecast calls for statewide coal production to approach 89 million short tons in 2017 and remain in the upper 80 million ton range into the early 2020s, the secular decline in demand for West Virginia coal will continue and lead to output sinking below 80 million tons by 2030. The coal production report is produced annually by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research in the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University.

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WVU leader named fellow of national nursing association

Dr. Toni DiChiacchio, assistant dean of the School of Nursing, has been named a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for her outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education and policy. She will join an elite class of nurse practitioners during the induction ceremony at the annual conference Thursday (June 22) in Philadelphia.

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WVU cancer researcher participates in study that shows promising treatments for certain patients with advanced colorectal cancer

A group of cancer researchers, including Richard Goldberg, M.D., director of the WVU Cancer Institute, released a study today in the Journal of the American Medical Association comparing the results of combinations of chemotherapy delivered with targeted therapy drugs in the treatment of people with advanced colorectal cancer who had not received prior drug treatment for their advanced disease.

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Funding available through Research Challenge Grant Program

The West Virginia Science and Research division of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission announces the availability of funding for full-time faculty members or research professors in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Each award is up to five years in length with up to $1.3 million dollars expected in grant funding over 5 years.

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WVU emissions researchers help address automotive industry and regulatory challenges on clean-diesel issues

Researchers at West Virginia University have long studied emissions from diesel vehicles to provide independent data about emissions performance both in the laboratory and on the road, as well as provide technology demonstration, other research and design support. The most recent study from WVU’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions measured oxides of nitrogen emissions, or NOx, from five Fiat Chrysler vehicles in real-world and laboratory tests.

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