The WVU gymnastics team helped the WVU Cancer Institute raise breast cancer awareness as the Mountaineers closed their three-week homestand at the WVU Coliseum with a 195.4, second-place showing at the Wendy M. Roach Pink Meet Invitational on Jan. 21. George Washington scored 195.575 and finished first, while Towson placed third with a 194.4 mark. Players and fans wore their pink and the public address announcer encouraged fans to join the Cancer Institute in the fight against breast cancer. Fans made nearly $700 in donations to the Institute’s Breast Cancer Program and each received an official pink Mountaineer T-shirt in return. The shirts will also be available at two upcoming pink athletic events at the Coliseum – WVU wrestling pink match against South Dakota State at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 11 and the WVU women’s basketball pink game against Oklahoma at 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 17.
Gamma Knife technology may not be new, but WVU Medicine physicians are looking at new and innovative ways to combine it with other treatments to improve the long-term survival rate for patients with neurological conditions and metastatic cancers of the brain.
WVCTSI will host the third installment of the seminar series highlighting team science. During “Team Science: Facilitating Collaboration and Research,” Darshana Shah, Ph.D., professor and associate dean of faculty affairs and professional development at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, will instruct attendees how to conduct more effective collaborative research by examining barriers and challenges to successful collaboration, and ways to overcome them. The first two team science seminars presented by Shah can be viewed anytime on the WVCTSI YouTube channel.
WVCTSI will begin a new four-part Clinical and Translational Research Seminar Series focusing on clinical trials. During the first installment in this new series, Tanya Moran, MS, WVCTSI senior quality assurance and auditing manager, and Shelley Welch, RN, MSHS, CCRC, WVCTSI clinical research services manager, will present “Clinical Trial Data: Good Documentation Practices.”