The WVU Cancer Institute welcomes Mike Ridinger, R.N., M.B.A., as assistant director of finance and administration and the administrator of Hematology/Oncology.
Ridinger is a graduate from Seton Hall University with over fifteen years of experience within the health and medical systems. His background includes understanding and utilizing economic, financial, market, and industry segment data to identify key issues and implications for potential strategies and plans.
Ridinger has experience implementing strategic imperatives within academic and private healthcare environments in order to lead and drive change. He has an in-depth knowledge of market forces and the ability to function in highly competitive markets and the ability to build lasting relationships with internal and external strategic partners.
“Mike's extensive experience, overall vision and clinical expertise will help to guide the growth of the section of hematology/oncology,” Richard Funnell, vice president of cancer services, said.
“This experience will be of great service to our physicians and patients as we continue to grow the WVU Cancer Institute,“ Richard Goldberg, M.D., director of the WVU Cancer Institute, said. "He brings with him a wealth of experiences that will help us to develop our programs."
As assistant director of finance and administration and the administrator of Hematology/Oncology, Ridinger’s primary function will be to support Hematology and Oncology faculty, mid-level providers, and oversee WVU Medicine, University Healthcare Associates, Foundation, and WVU Research Corporation budgets for the WVU Cancer Institute and the section of Hematology/Oncology.
The 17th annual West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol will be held in the West Virginia Capitol Rotunda Friday, February 7, 2020 beginning at 8:30 am. The format for the 2020 Research Day will be a poster session featuring research and creative works conducted by undergraduate students under the guidance of faculty mentors from colleges and universities across the state. The purpose of this event is to familiarize state legislators with some of the research and creative activities involving undergraduate students that occur on campuses across the state and the educational impact of those activities. We encourage undergraduates to apply/submit abstracts (due by midnight Nov. 1, 2019) to present their work. The event will showcase posters in a wide range of subjects, including the sciences, arts, social sciences, and humanities.
The Research Induction Ceremony will be October 18, 2019, 4:00 PM in Okey Patteson Auditorium. All are welcome to attend.
WVU School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology Professor and WVU Cancer Institute Research Programs Member Sarah Knox has been invited to speak at the Biomedicine and Holistic Medicine in Cooperation Conference.