The second episode of "WVU and the Coronavirus" is now available for download on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. In the latest episode, Dr. Ivan Martinez, virology expert, discusses all things RNA viruses. How long have they existed? Are they alive? How do we protect against them? What vaccines are being trialled, and are they safe?
Dr. Judith Feinberg, professor of neuroscience and behavioral medicine and psychiatry, and vice chair of research for the Department of Medicine, will give a lecture on "COVID-19: Past, Present, Future" at Medicine Grand Rounds Friday (May 29) at 8 a.m.
To try and minimize the potential spread of COVID-19, Health Sciences leadership is asking all faculty, staff and students to document their building access via the Building Access Log form. This process will take the place of our current building access approval processes within each Health Sciences school.
At the end of March, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice named Dr. Clay Marsh, the state’s COVID-19/Coronavirus Czar. While Marsh will continue his work with the state, in June he will begin to transition back into his position as West Virginia University's vice president and executive dean for Health Sciences. Moving forward, Marsh will continue to provide his invaluable insight and guidance as West Virginia slowly reopens and as the University plans for the return of students in the fall.
WVU Hospitals, Inc., has received Certificate of Need approval from the West Virginia Health Care Authority on two projects in Marion County.
Dr. James Berry has been named to lead the School of Medicine’s Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry as the permanent chair, effective May 1. Berry has served as interim chair for the department since February 2019.