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Dr. Borah and his assistant, fourth-year medical student Josh David  

WVU Global Health Outreach reconstructs victims of domestic abuse

One of the most insidious aspects of domestic violence is the way the abuse can linger. Domestic violence victims have to live with the consequences of their abuser’s acts for the rest of their lives. Sadly, these consequences often include physical scars and damage that don’t heal naturally.

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School of Medicine’s Rebecca Schmidt wins national award

Rebecca Schmidt, DO, professor and section chief in the Department Medicine, was recently selected by the American Association of Kidney Patients, America’s largest independent and patient-lead kidney advocacy organization, to receive the 2018 Medal of Excellence Award.

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Sign up for the Lung Force Luncheon on March 21

The American Lung Association invites students, faculty and staff to join them for the Lung Force Luncheon March 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa. The School of Public Health is a sponsor of the event.

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WVU women’s basketball players visit cancer patients

Several members of the WVU women’s basketball team made a surprise visit to the WVU Cancer Institute in Morgantown this past week. It was an opportunity for them to talk with patients in the infusion center and present each with a silk rose.

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How domestic violence affects healthcare

Of the Mindful Physician, an organization for medical students focusing on the impact that arts and humanities have on healthcare, is hosting a community event Tuesday (Feb. 20) discussing the intersection of domestic violence and healthcare from multiple perspectives: physician, researcher, rape counselor, survivor and martial arts instructors.

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WVU’s Interprofessional Education Week theme is “WHY”

The Office of Interprofessional Education has organized an exceptional group of speakers that will take on the theme of wellness, health and you (WHY) during the 2018 Interprofessional Education week. A series of events and poster presentations are scheduled for March 19 - 23 at the Health Sciences Center, and all faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

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WVU medical student selected as 2018 Paul Ambrose Scholar

For Britney Harris, personal experience with close relatives who were diagnosed with cancer and Alzheimer’s disease shaped her view of medicine. A third year student in the School of Medicine’s doctorate of medicine program, Harris was recently selected as one of only 40 students to participate in the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program, which exposes students from different health disciplines to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level.