Friends and family members of Betty Puskar, founder of the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center at WVU, are featured in a new video that serves as a tribute to the Morgantown philanthropist.
The video debuted at the WVU Cancer Institute's 33rd Annual Spring Gala, where Puskar was honored as the first recipient of the Betty Puskar Winged Victory Award, which will be given annually to an individual who displays great advocacy for cancer awareness and supports the enhancement of cancer care in West Virginia and families in need during treatment.
Hoping to speed up the move from idea to application, West Virginia University and 23 other regional institutions have come together to create a “virtual hub” that will ultimately help speed the commercialization of groundbreaking university research.
WVCTSI and the WVU Mountaineer Health Initiative are co-sponsoring a town hall meeting to highlight research taking place across the state. “Conversation and Collaboration: WVU Community-Based Researchers and Outreach Staff Making a Difference,” offers attendees the chance to learn about the range of community engaged research and outreach across the state, meet colleagues engaged in similar work, identify common issues, and ascertain better ways to support each other in the field.
WVU cancer researcher Wei Du, MD, PhD, teamed up with researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to focus on improving outcomes and reducing side effects of traditional stem cell transplant. Their work was recently published in Leukemia, one of the top journals in hematology.