The West Virginia University Office of Undergraduate Research and the Office of the Provost announce the expansion of the Faculty Award for Distinction in Mentoring Undergraduates in Research. Nominations will be accepted through Feb.12 via the online nomination portal, which can be found on the Faculty Awards site or the Undergraduate Research site.
Dr. Robert Bossarte, director of the WVU Injury Control Research Center and associate professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health, is the latest researcher to be interviewed on OOMPH!, the ICRC's podcast series. He shares his academic journey and how he began focusing on suicide prevention research.
The Office of Graduate Education and Life announces the recipients of the 2018 WVU Foundation Scholarship awards. The scholarship review committee was impressed by the high caliber applications we received and have selected four recipients for the WVU Foundation Distinguished Doctoral Scholarship and six recipients for the Carl del Signore Foundation Scholarship for master’s students working towards the completion of a thesis.
Duncan Lorimer has been named the associate dean for research in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. The associate dean for external research development is responsible for leading faculty in research, research program development and intellectual property activities.
Faculty are encouraged to apply to mentor undergraduates in scholarly activity via the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program and to inform their undergraduates that SURE applications are now open (Mar. 1 application deadline).
New research from West Virginia University suggests a widely used index to assess hospital patients’ risk of readmission may have a blind spot. Physicians and nurses use a tool called the “LACE index” to identify which patients are most likely to be readmitted to the hospital because symptoms come back or complications arise. But research out of the Health Sciences Center suggests the index fails to consider a key variables that could improve predictions in West Virginia: whether patients are on Medicaid.