While the WVU campus environment related to COVID-19 currently remains steady and vaccination rates continue to climb, Dr. Clay Marsh writes in his latest blog post about the surge happening around the state. He discusses measures being taken to maintain hospital capacity but notes that healthcare workers and the system are being challenged in a way that they have never been challenged before. Marsh outlines five steps you can take to help.
A WVU School of Public Health Occupational Medicine resident, Dr. Ryan Budwany, recently completed a month-long rotation in Tajikistan with Medical Diplomats International, a nonprofit organization. Since 2008, this organization has been helping to improve access to healthcare in the isolated mountain regions of the world.
Led by a team of expert instructors, this free six-week series is designed to assist in developing and maintaining mindful resilience, mental fitness and relaxation. The 'Mindful Steps' series will take place virtually from noon-1 p.m. every Monday starting today through Oct. 25.
Dr. Gretchen Garofoli and student pharmacists from WVU School of Pharmacy, in conjunction with Waterfront Family Pharmacy, will offer flu vaccines throughout October outside the Health Sciences Center in the Memorial Gardens. These clinics are primarily for those with PEIA, The Health Plan, Aetna Student Health Insurance or Medicaid insurances as some other insurances require vaccines to be administered in a medical office.
Two team members at theSchool of Dentistry have been recognized as WVU Health Sciences Vice President’s Awards recipients. Both Amy Funk, chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene, and Christopher Braham, Information Technology Support Services, were part of a virtual ceremony held earlier this month.
Eager to meet the needs of his community, the School of Public Health student Matthew Rivera spent the summer gaining valuable experience at his hometown healthcare system.