WVU Medicine Cabinet News Stories

Tammy Whitacre to lead fundraising at WVU Cancer Center

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Tammy Whitacre has been named director of development for the [...]

Over 50? Join OLLI at WVU on Sept. 5

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WVU is kicking off the upcoming term by inviting people over 50 to attend its fall reception on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Mountaineer Mall on Greenbag Road.   Stop by to enjoy light refreshments, socialize with friends, renew your OLLI membership, and register for the next term of classes. Several faculty members will be available to discuss their upcoming classes.   OLLI’s fall term begins Monday, Sept. 24 and classes will run through Friday, Nov. 2. Membership applications, course catalogs, and other promotional materials will be available.   Preceding the reception, the Sixth Annual Aging Lecture “That’s What Friends Are For” will be presented by Dr. Rosemary Blieszner from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Classroom B from 1 to 2 p.m.   Founded in 1993, OLLI is a membership organization open to anyone age 50 or older regardless of educational background. The goal is to provide intellectually stimulating classes and peer discussions along with an opportunity for social and recreational activities, such as field trips to environmental and historic sites and for appreciation and study of the arts.   For more information on OLLI, see www.olliatwvu.org or call 304-293-1793. [...]

Simulator to show dangers of driving drunk

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University School of Public Health, the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Pennsylvania D.U.I. Association will host a D.U.I. Simulator event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday in the Blue Lot outside Milan Puskar Stadium. The event is free and open to the public. The D.U.I. Simulator is a virtual-reality experience of the dangers of driving while impaired. Nationwide someone is killed every 31 minutes in alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes and every two minutes an injury occurs. In 2008, alcohol was a mitigating factor in 37 percent of traffic fatalities in West Virginia. “Research has shown that 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes. We don’t want our students to become a part of that statistic,” Ruth Kershner, Ed.D., interim assistant dean for student affairs at the WVU School of Public Health, said. [...]

WVU Healthcare to have United Way Luau Aug. 24

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Palm trees, clear blue waters and sandy beaches are miles away so the tropics are being brought to this year’s [...]

Bonnie’s Bus to offer mammograms in Wayne

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – [...]