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WVU Researchers to Hold NIH-Funded Camp That Turns High Schoolers Into Citizen Scientists

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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded West Virginia University's Ann Chester $270,000 for one year to help high-schoolers forge those “magical relationships” and consider a career in science, technology, engineering or math.

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Researcher Examines Patient Awareness of Prescription Drug Risks

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Prescription medications, including antidepressants and pain medications, can have various side effects and risks, and a West Virginia University researcher is examining whether patients understand the risks associated with driving.

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WVU Researcher Examines Mindfulness

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The mindfulness movement has grown in popularity over the past two decades, but research on its effectiveness is still catching up. According to a West Virginia University neuroscientist, increasing the precision of mindfulness research can multiply the potential benefits that meditation and similar practices impart.

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WVU Experts Available to Talk About Opioid Epidemic in Light of New Designation as Public Health Emergency

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WVU Researcher Looks to Iceland to Curb Teen Substance Use in West Virginia

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Alfgeir Kristjansson, an assistant professor in WVU’s School of Public Health, is studying data related to teen substance abuse in West Virginia. In 2016, his findings showed that at one high school in Wood County, 27 percent of students had smoked cigarettes, 41 percent had consumed alcohol and 20 percent had smoked marijuana.

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WVU Opens New Inhalation Facility, $1.7 Million NIH Grant Investigates Effects of Inhaled Particles on Health

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West Virginia University’s new Inhalation Facility will be the home for research and collaborations that measure, identify and discover how the particles we breathe affect our health.

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WVU Energy Conference to Address State’s Economic Opportunities

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West Virginia University will look at the state’s emerging energy economy through industry experts, public policy organizations, environmental groups and academic institutions at the sixth annual National Energy Conference Oct. 20.

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‘Little Effect’ on Coal Jobs From Clean Power Plan Rollback, WVU Expert Says

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WVU to Hold Inaugural Day of Giving Nov. 8

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The WVU Foundation is organizing the University’s inaugural Day of Giving, 24-hour online fundraising effort, as a simple way for University supporters to contribute to the Foundation’s “State of Minds” Campaign

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WVU Awarded $1 Million Grant From NSF for New High Performance Computing Cluster

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A three-year National Science Foundation grant totaling nearly $1 million will let West Virginia University develop its next-generation High Performance Computing, or HPC, cluster to advance computationally intensive research in a wide array of fields, from drug delivery to genomics and astrophysics.







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