WVU Medicine Cabinet News Stories

Rosenbaum Family House launches Expansion of Hope Campaign

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – There are 26 hotel-style rooms in Rosenbaum Family House, adjacent to Ruby Memorial Hospital on the West Virginia University Health Sciences campus, and every night, every one of those rooms is full. On any given day, some 20 families will be waiting for a room to open up. Some wait up to eight days before one becomes available. The need for the service Family House provides exceeds its ability to help. To remedy the situation, Family House has officially launched its Expansion of Hope Campaign, to not only serve more families but to enhance the environment for the people who stay there to be close to their families. “We’re proud to serve so many families, but we need to be able to serve more. When a serious illness or injury strikes, staying close to family is important,” Jena Prokopchuk, director of Rosenbaum Family House, said. “Not having a place to stay adds stress to families who are already coping with sometimes life-threatening changes.” [...]

Touch-A-Truck raises $3,050 for cancer patients

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Touch-A-Truck, an event that gave children of all ages a chance to explore emergency and service vehicles, raised more than $3,050 to benefit patients at the West Virginia University Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. [...]

WVU studies health effects of nanoparticles

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Manufacturers around the world are using new technology to incorporate tiny manmade particles into hundreds of industrial and consumer items. But what happens when these miniscule materials get loose in the air, and are sucked into someone’s lungs? [...]

MEDIA ADVISORY--Rosenbaum Family House to kick off expansion campaign

WHO: Beth Clements, West Virginia University’s first lady Jena Prokopchuk, director, Rosenbaum Family House Aly Goodwin-Gregg, president, Rosenbaum Family House advisory board Former guests of the Rosenbaum Family House [...]

Bonnie’s Bus Offers Mammograms August 26 at West Milford Health Center

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will make a second visit to Harrison County this month, offering digital mammograms and breast care education to women. A service of WVU Healthcare, Bonnie’s Bus will be at the West Milford Health Center on Thursday, Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  [...]

WVU Student Nurses Association members attend conference

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Three seniors from the West Virginia University School of Nursing – Emily Wade, Olivia Shimko and Kevin Steurer – participated in the Annual Northeast Leadership Conference, sponsored by the National Student Nurses’ Association, on July 30 at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. [...]

WVU Children’s Hospital looking to create “Mountaineer Moments”

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Fans of West Virginia University’s football team are counting down the days until Sept. 4 when the season officially begins. While throngs of fans fill Mountaineer Field to cheer on the Old Gold and Blue, the staff at WVU Children’s Hospital will be creating "Mountaineer Moments" for the littlest Mountaineers. [...]

WVU Healthcare to be featured on ABC News series

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University’s renowned neurosciences program, including physicians, staff and patients, will be featured in the final three episodes of the four-part ABC News series “Secrets of Your Mind: Why We Do What We Do.” The next episode airs at 10 p.m. Thursday on ABC. [...]

Nursing research at WVU gets $800,000 boost

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University School of Nursing will add a professor specializing in evidence-based research, and create endowments to support faculty research, thanks to $400,000 in gifts and pledges from WVU Hospitals and two School of Nursing alumnae. [...]