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Dr. Clay Marsh in his white coat  

REMINDER: Marsh to speak today at SXSW Conference

The University’s chief health leader will participate in a discussion of new ways to approach the nation’s drug crisis at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin today (March 13). Clay B. Marsh, M.D., WVU vice president and executive dean for health sciences, will be one of four panelists discussing “Hacking the Opioid Epidemic: How Behavioral Science Can Help Us Combat America’s Most Pressing Health Crisis,” from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Paul Offit is pictured with the cover of his book  

Science advocate, author to speak at WVU

Paul A. Offit, M.D., has built an international reputation defending science and medicine against attack. But he doesn’t think scientists never make mistakes. He’s planning to visit West Virginia University March 23 to talk about what we can learn from the laboratory mishaps of the past.

Jennifer Boyd and William Lewis with a blue  map of West Virginia that pinpoints 86 sites of a formal network that studies important health issues in West Virginia.  

Boyd and Lewis named WVPBRN co-directors

Jennifer Boyd, PA-C, clinical coordinator with the West Virginia Primary Care Association and family practice physician’s assistant at the New River Health Association, and William Lewis, M.D., family medicine physician with Harpers Ferry Family Medicine and associate professor at West Virginia University Eastern Division, have recently been named co-directors of the West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network.

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Of the Mindful Physician host discussion of role of physical, occupational therapy in living with pain

Of the Mindful Physician, an M.D. student organization studying the interaction between medicine and arts and humanities, will host a discussion on the role of physical therapy and occupational therapy in helping patients live with pain on March 22 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in 2118 HSC North. Megan Burkart, DPT, assistant professor of physical therapy, and Garth Graebe, OTR/L, assistant professor of occupational therapy, will lead the discussion.

The West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities Traumatic Brain Injury Services logo.  

West Virginia joins national campaign to promote brain injury awareness

The Center for Excellence in Disabilities is joining forces with the Brain Injury Association of America to educate the public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families during the month of March as National Brain Injury Awareness Month.

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WVU Medicine doc brings hope to employee with congestive heart failure

Since the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute was formed in 2016, patients from around the region have flocked to Morgantown to receive top-level heart and vascular care. In 2017, the group added 19 new physicians and unveiled new, state-of-the-art facilities. George Sokos, DO, is among the new arrivals.