Biochemistry student honored by Council on Undergraduate Research
Megan Lauris, a senior biochemistry major from Toronto, Ohio, was one of just 60 students selected by the Council on Undergraduate Research to participate in the 24th annual Posters on the Hill.
Donation of industry-leading software gives WVU students an edge
Schlumberger gift to benefit the Department of Geology and Geography
Caring for West Virginia’s aging populations
With senior citizens making up nearly 20% of West Virginia’s population, one WVU student has committed her career to helping them transition from skilled nursing facilities back into the community. During her field placement at Mapleshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Master of Social Work student Heather Beeseck recognized that older clients needed access to more support services, especially when they were only temporarily in a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation.
Supporting healthy "grandfamilies"
With 1 in 14 West Virginia youth being raised by grandparents, one WVU student is committed to ensuring they have the resources they need to support their families. Master of Social Work student Mariah Martin is an intern with Healthy Grandfamilies, an eight-week training program from the Children’s Home Society for grandparents voluntarily raising their grandchildren.
Making a home among the stacks
Since transferring to WVU in fall 2017, Connecticut native Déja Fleury has found a home-away-from-home in Morgantown. Nearly three years later, the social work major is helping the local library feel more like home for its patrons.
Reaching the heart and soul of research
For teenagers with cystic fibrosis, maintaining a healthy weight can be a daily struggle. Any given day can include two to three hours of medical treatments, eating the caloric equivalent of a daily Thanksgiving meal to maintain nutrients and dealing with the stigmas of body image. A WVU psychology student is trying to make life easier for those teens. Park Ridge, Illinois, native Kristine Durkin, a fourth-year clinical psychology doctoral student, is conducting a study to identify the factors that contribute to meeting their dietary recommendations.
Expanding access and reducing stigma for mental health services
Serving in the Army National Guard has inspired one West Virginia University student to pursue a career combating stigmas surrounding mental health. Green Bank native Dustin Dilley, a first-year Master of Social Work student, first learned about the social work profession while completing the National Guard’s basic leader course in South Carolina.