Amna Umer, an epidemiologist in the West Virginia University Department of Pediatrics, and her research team are working to circumvent barriers to health care for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. In a recent project, they evaluated a new tool to collect real-time information on statewide NAS diagnoses and cases of fetal substance exposure. Their goal is to help make West Virginia the first state with such a system.
Wheeling native London Orzolek will present her research on first-generation college students at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association Thursday (Nov. 15) in San Jose, California. Orzolek is a West Virginia University senior studying anthropology and women’s and gender studies with a minor in development studies
Through the coming weeks, video gamers will be blasting away mutated monsters, exploring nuked country roads and rebuilding America, a noble duty that begins in virtual West Virginia.
Faculty are asked to encourage undergraduate researchers to submit abstracts—due midnight Wednesday (Nov. 14)—to the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol event to be held in the West Virginia Capitol Rotunda Feb. 26 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Assistant Vice President of Experimental Therapeutics Dr. Paul Lockman explained the importance of the collaboration and its mission during his presentation, “Focus on Experimental Therapeutics.” The talk was part of the Office of Research and Graduate Educations’ speaker series, Evening of Science.
Researchers, principal investigators and grant writers and business center personnel can meet small, diverse and local business owners at this vendor fair Thursday (Nov. 15) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MountainLair Ballroom.