WVU Medicine Cabinet News Stories

WVU School of Medicine students to receive white coats March 22

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The members of the [...]

Bonnie’s Bus to offer mammograms in Fairmont, Reedsville, and West Milford

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit Marion, Preston, and Harrison counties offering digital mammograms and breast care education to women. A service of WVU Healthcare and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Bonnie’s Bus will be at: •    Genesis Health Care in Fairmont from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 20. For an appointment, call 304-363-2273. •    Reedsville Fire Department from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 22. For an appointment, call 304-864-0884. •    West Milford Health Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 27. For an appointment, call 304-745-4568.          The mammograms are billed to private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare if available. Mammograms for women who do not have insurance will be covered by the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP) or through special grant funds from the West Virginia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. No woman over 40 is turned away due to lack of funding. A physician’s order is needed for a mammogram. Since the startup of the mobile mammography program, Bonnie’s Bus has provided more than 6,300 mammograms for women throughout West Virginia and led to the detection of nine cases of breast cancer. Many of those screened are uninsured or underinsured and qualified for screening through the WVBCCSP. Bonnie’s Bus works in collaboration with a statewide partnership of clinicians, public health professionals, women’s groups, and other community leaders working to help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer in West Virginia.   Made possible by a generous gift from West Virginia natives Jo and Ben Statler to the Cancer Center, Bonnie’s Bus is operated in partnership with WVU Hospitals. The bus is named after Jo Statler’s late mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson. For information on Bonnie’s Bus, see www.wvucancer.org/bonnie.      [...]

Theater Delta spurs social change through interactive performance

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – “No Big Deal?,” a drug and alcohol use and decision making focused theater performance, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 at the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown. It is free and open to students. [...]

Hulsey named dean at WVU School of Nursing

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Tara F. Hulsey, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E., F.A.A.N., dean and professor at Charleston (S.C.) Southern University College of Nursing and Allied Health, has been named dean of the West Virginia University School of Nursing. Dr. Hulsey is also an adjunct faculty member in the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Hulsey was selected by WVU Chancellor Christopher Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., following a national search. She is expected to begin her new role at the WVU Health Sciences Center August 1.   “The members of the search committee and the faculty, staff, and students who had the opportunity to meet her during the course of the nationwide search for a dean for the School were impressed with her work, her energy, and her successes,” Dr. Colenda said. “I truly believe that she will build upon the great achievements that the School of Nursing has accomplished in the past 50 years and expand opportunities for our students, our faculty, and our staff.” Colenda also expressed his gratitude and deep appreciation for the work of the search committee, led by Dean Joyce McConnell of the WVU College of Law, and for the dedicated service of Interim Dean Betty Shelton, Ph.D., R.N., and the rest of the School’s leadership team. Dr. Shelton has served the WVU School of Nursing as interim dean since late 2012. Under Hulsey’s leadership, the nursing program at Charleston Southern saw its enrollment triple. With 15 years of experience in a top academic health science center, Hulsey has assisted in building a strong research focus, developing and implementing doctoral and master’s programs, and leading faculty development initiatives. In her seven years as dean at Charleston Southern, new undergraduate and graduate programs have been developed and implemented, accompanied by a $4 million building expansion and transition from a school of nursing to a college of nursing and allied health, including programs in health promotion, kinesiology, athletic training, and physical education. She was recently elected to the international board of directors of Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society for nursing. With a practice and research specialty in perinatal nursing, Hulsey has served as a curriculum consultant in the United States and China. She has held numerous leadership roles at the local, state, national, and international levels, including as the chair of Sigma Theta Tau International’s United Nations and Global Health Advisory Council and as a governor-appointed member of the South Carolina Board of Nursing. [...]