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A baby wrapped in blankets with stuffed animals  

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.

Clay Marsh and Paul Lockman posing for photograph.  

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.

Woodburn clock tower  

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.