Tiffany Samuels will become the Major Gifts Director for the Cancer Institute effective September 10. Tiffany served successfully as Director of Development for WVU Reed College of Media since 2015. She now looks forward to focusing her efforts on the Cancer Institute. “As a West Virginia native and resident; I can think of no greater impact that I can have on my state that to represent the health care needs of my neighbors.” Please join me in thanking Tiffany for all of her great work at Reed and congratulate her as she embarks on her next chapter at WVU. Tiffany may be reached at email@example.com or 304-293-8604.
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.