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WVU Researcher Says Rural America Needs More Headache Specialists — Here's Why

  April 11, 2019        0 Comments

West Virginia is short on neurologists. According to David Watson, who directs the West Virginia University Headache Center, the state has just half of the neurologists it needs. This scarcity can cause problems for people with migraine whose primary physicians aren’t trained or equipped to treat (or even diagnose) their more complicated cases.

A recent study Watson conducted with Umer Najib, the director of WVU’s Headache Medicine Fellowship Program, and Melissa Moore, a neurology resident...

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Topics: Graduate Degrees in STEM

Physical Therapy: A Field for Mission-Minded Health Professionals

  March 07, 2019        0 Comments

The field of physical therapy is an appropriate fit for mission-minded, ambitious, forward-thinking, and intelligent professionals. It's a highly demanding field, but for those dedicated to applying themselves to an advanced STEM education — and who want to help others live happier, healthier lives  a Doctor of Physical Therapy program could be the perfect fit.

Let's dive a little deeper and learn more about the field of PT along with what sets West Virginia University's Doctor of Physical...

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Uncovering the Real ROI of 4 STEM Degrees

  February 28, 2019        0 Comments

“The future of the economy is in STEM … that’s where the jobs of tomorrow will be,” says James Brown, the executive director of the STEM Education Coalition in Washington D.C.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and if you are looking for a strong return on investment (ROI), now is an ideal time to be thinking about getting an advanced STEM education. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that jobs in the STEM fields will be the fastest growing between...

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Combating Opioid Trafficking with AI Technology

  February 07, 2019        0 Comments

Opioid addiction has become one of the largest and deadliest epidemics in the United States, and opioid trafficking has co-evolved along with the advance of modern technologies. Finding ways to address the growing online participation in opioid trafficking is an urgent task.

West Virginia University is one of the few prestigious R1 institutions in the nation, and WVU's researchers are dedicated to combating the opioid epidemic, which is why they're thinking outside the box and developing...

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Researching the Principles of Neuron Diversity — Kristyn's STEM Journey

  January 10, 2019        0 Comments

Kristyn Lizbinski, a doctoral student studying biology at West Virginia University, is on a mission to reveal that every neuron is a unique snowflake. In more technical terms, she's researching the principles of neuron diversity.

Keep reading for a closer look at Kristyn's research findings, along with how she utilized WVU's status as one of the 120 R1 institutions in the nation to augment her STEM education.

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WVU Maintains R1 Status — Ranked Alongside Nation's Most Prestigious Research Universities

  January 03, 2019        0 Comments

West Virginia University continues to rank among the nation’s elite research institutions as reflected in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. 

Carnegie released its every-three-year assessment this week, and WVU continues to be rated as an R1, or very high research activity, institution, the most elite category for research-focused schools, alongside such institutions as Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Johns Hopkins. Only 120 of the nation’s 4,500 colleges and...

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Topics: Graduate Degrees in STEM, WVU Admissions Resources

Highlighting 7 WVU Research Achievements of 2018

  December 06, 2018        0 Comments

West Virginia University is proud to be one of the 115 R1 institutions in the nation. Only the best research universities in the country achieve this status, which means that WVU is recognized for its research-based graduate programs and its research achievements.

Let's dig a little deeper and examine several of WVU's 2018 research achievements. 

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Topics: Graduate Degrees in STEM, WVU Graduate Programs

4 Research-Intensive Graduate Programs for Lovers of Data

  November 29, 2018        0 Comments

There are 115 institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Higher Education, and West Virginia University's research classification is described as fitting into the “highest research activity” classification for doctoral universities.

R1 institutions are engaged at the frontiers of knowledge discovery across the spectrum from the Creative Arts and Humanities to the Social Sciences to the Applied and Basic Sciences. These are the best research...

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Topics: Graduate Degrees in STEM, WVU Graduate Programs

7 STEM Degrees for Ambitious Career Changers

  November 15, 2018        0 Comments

While having a liberal arts bachelor's degree does not necessarily exclude you from pursuing a STEM graduate degree, it does depend on which STEM discipline you’d like to pursue. For instance, some programs — such as Aerospace Engineering or Molecular Biology — have very rigid prerequisite requirements due to the nature of the material.

However, some advanced STEM education programs require applicants to hold a bachelor’s degree but do not discriminate against non-STEM bachelor’s degrees....

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Quincy's STEM Story — His Intimate Research Resulting in Biomedical Discoveries and Real Innovation

  November 01, 2018        0 Comments

Quincy Hathaway is an innovator, a researcher, and a future leader in STEM. The Admissions Team at West Virginia University talked with him in order to understand his recent research grant from the American Heart Association.

Here's what Quincy had to say about his dedication to excellence and his biomedical discoveries.

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Topics: Graduate Degrees in STEM, Student and Alumni Testimonials

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