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Robert Bossarte portrait.  

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.

Ten Foundation Scholars in a collage.  

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.

Doctor in blue scrubs performing surgery  

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.