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Seven students to visit WVU for summer psychology research program

Thu, 2019-05-30 10:30

College students from across the U.S. will visit West Virginia University this summer for their first research experiences. 

WVU’s Department of Psychology will host seven undergraduate students for intensive, eight-week research projects. The students will be on campus June 3-July 26 conducting independent studies under the guidance of faculty mentors. 

WVU biostatistician studies link between microbiome and preterm birth

Wed, 2019-05-29 13:01

Pregnant African American women are more likely than white women to give birth prematurely, but they’re underrepresented in studies of preterm birth rates. Snehalata Huzurbazar, a biostatistics professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, is working to change that. 

In a recent study, she and her colleagues analyzed how pregnant women’s vaginal microbiomes correlated to preterm birth rates. They identified bacteria species that proliferated in women who gave birth early. Because most of the study’s participants were African American, the findings may help healthcare providers predict and prevent preterm birth in this at-risk population. Their results appear in Nature Medicine.

Four WVU students awarded prestigious NSF summer research fellowships

Tue, 2019-05-28 09:30

Four West Virginia University students will spend their summer researching thermodynamic models, new material for aircraft under impact, glass in crime scene evidence and the dynamics of how proteins change. 

Daniel Baker, Chad Hite, Oriana Ovide and Katrina Rupert will spend 11 weeks contributing to ongoing research at National Institute of Standards and Technology sites in Boulder, Colorado and Gaithersburg, Maryland. 

WVU Selected to Host NCAA Baseball Regional

Tue, 2019-05-28 08:38

The West Virginia University baseball team has been selected to host an NCAA Baseball Regional for the first time since 1955.

WVU Police holding on-campus training exercise Wednesday

Tue, 2019-05-28 08:30

As part of continuing efforts to promote a safe and secure campus community, the West Virginia University Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management will hold an on-campus training exercise Wednesday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The exercise is being held in partnership with several other University divisions and units as well as various local, state and federal agencies to evaluate emergency response in a potential crisis situation.