Understanding the brain

WVU chemists, led by Professor and C. Eugene Bennett Chair in Chemistry Kenneth Showalter, were among the first to reproduce the theoretical chimera state in a laboratory, an achievement that could lead to a better understanding of how the brain works and have implications for neuroscience and medicine. WVU is also home to the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, the world’s first institute devoted to the study of human memory.

‘Most Wired’ in healthcare

Smart use of technology earned WVU Healthcare a top 20 spot on Hospital & Health Networks magazine’s list of ‘Most Wired’ health care providers in the nation. Through WVU Healthcare’s online patient portal, more than 50,000 patients access their health records, view lab results, manage appointments and refill requests, and even request medical advice from their doctors.

A bold plan for saving brook trout

Working with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, WVU researchers are using current scientific advances, such as drone technology, to preserve the state’s brook trout habitat, an important natural and economic resource.