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WVSOM students immerse themselves in anatomy virtual reality

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Two years ago, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) began rolling out virtual reality clinical scenarios as additional educational tools for its students. Now, the institution is offering students another virtual reality component — anatomy. Medical students are once again using headsets and hand controllers,[Read More…]

Handheld ultrasound training will help aspiring doctors at WVSOM to expedite diagnosis, care

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Since the 1990s, point-of-care ultrasound technology has become more widely used among physicians at the bedsides of patients. Now, the portable technology, often referred to as POCUS, is also common in medical education — with schools like the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) placing an emphasis on[Read More…]

W.Va. lawmakers hear updates from EMS leadership during final interim session

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Committee on Volunteer Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services (EMS), on Sunday, heard presentations from both WV EMS Coalition Director Chris Hall and Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) Director Jody Ratliff. First to present was Hall, who[Read More…]

State healthcare leaders discuss need for more providers, lack of healthcare access, and abortion ban legislation during WVPA Legislative Lookahead

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Healthcare industry leaders joined together on Friday for the West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Lookahead, where they discussed healthcare priorities that should be considered during the upcoming legislative session.  James W. Nemitz, Ph.D., president of the West Virginia School[Read More…]

WV Press presenting Legislative Lookahead Friday, Jan. 5

The West Virginia Press Association will host the 2024 Legislative Lookahead at the Culture Center at the Capitol Complex. Print, broadcast and online media will get a preview of the legislative session and updates on economic development and healthcare. The 2024 60-day regular session of the West Virginia Legislature runs[Read More…]

Pallottine Foundation of Huntington CEO Janell Ray announces retirement; Laura Boone named next CEO

WV Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington announced today that Janell Ray, its founding Chief Executive Officer, will retire effective Dec. 31, 2023. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees has selected Laura Boone, Senior Program Officer, to serve as the next CEO starting in January. Ray will continue[Read More…]

WVSOM student celebrating work and rewards during visit with family this holiday season

WV Press Association LEWISBURG, W.Va. — With the completion of final exams in mid-December, students at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) are ready for the holiday break, most returning home for the holidays. For Alexandra Crawford, a WVSOM Class of 2026 student, it means returning home to Virginia[Read More…]

Media Alert: WV Press Association’s 2024 Legislative Lookahead is Jan. 5, Media Social is Feb. 1

Lookahead to include leadership presentations, panels on economic development and healthcare CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Media in West Virginia should “Save The Date’ for the West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Lookahead on Jan. 5 and Legislative Media Social on Feb. 1. The Legislative Lookahead starts at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5,[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Volunteer Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services gets presentation on WVU Extension Fire Service’s Junior Fire Academy

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s interim Joint Committee on Volunteer Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services heard a presentation on the West Virginia University (WVU) Extension Fire Service’s Junior Fire Academy during its Tuesday meeting.  Mark Lambert, director of the WVU Extension[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Pensions and Retirement Committee hears Social Security coverage update, debates PEW report

WV Press Association Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “I finally come to you with some good news – we are finally getting into the votes for social security.” That’s how Austin McVey, director of Social Security for the State Auditor’s Office, began his testimony before the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee[Read More…]

WVSOM students go underground for ‘eye-opening’ look at what coal miners endure to make a living for themselves and their families

Medical students tour working mine, learn about industry West Virginia Press Association LEWISBURG, W.Va. – “It was eye-opening to see what a day in the life looks like for coal miners and what they endure to make a living for themselves and their families. One of the most important takeaways[Read More…]

Regions, LLC expanding its food service, benefit of Southern West Virginia Business Idea Pitch Competition Award

WV Press Association BECKELY, W.Va. – Matthew Moore, owner of Regions, LLC, earned third place in the recent Pitch Southern West Virginia Business Idea Competition with his plan for a cloud-based kitchen and mobile unit to deliver fresh regional menu items to local residents. His business pitch resonated with the[Read More…]