08/02/2006

WVU Holds Induction Ceremony for Researchers

22 ‘Young Scientists’ Begin Research Careers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - For 22 students at West Virginia University, Friday, Aug. 4, marks their next step into the research community. Having completed their core educational course work and identified their mentors, the students will enter their selected areas of research.

The Research Induction Ceremony will be held at noon, Friday, Aug. 4, in Hostler Auditorium.

Laboratory coats are presented at the ceremony to celebrate this next step,  symbolizing the entry into the process of research and discovery and the special bonding of the mentor and student.

“This ceremony emphasizes the value of our graduate students to society and demonstrates the institution’s commitment to their ongoing success,” said Thomas Saba, Ph.D., associate vice president, research and graduate studies.

At the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, students are taught to perform research and scholarship that advances their chosen field of study with anticipation that such discoveries will eventually alleviate suffering, rehabilitate the injured, treat disease, and lead to new strategies to promote health.

Both the WVU School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy provide research training at the Ph.D. level.

The event is hosted by the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Office of Research and Graduate Education and the Office of Alumni Affairs.

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For more information:
Steve Bovino, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
bovinost@wvuh.com
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