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WVU Medicine appoints 2 to leadership positions

Created on:   Sat, Jan 13, 2018   9:36 AM

Last modified:   Sat, Jan 13, 2018   9:36 AM

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MORGANTOWN — WVU Medicine recently announced that Dr. Randy Nelson and Dr. A. Courtney DeVries have been appointed to major leadership roles in the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI).

Nelson will hold the Hazel Ruby McQuain Chair for Neurological Research in the WVU School of Medicine and will be director of basic science research in the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute as well as across the university. He will also lead the neuroscience Ph.D. program as one of the seven biomedical science Ph.D. programs at the Health Sciences Center, will spearhead additional new education initiatives, and will serve as a professor in the WVU Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry. His first day will be Jan. 31

DeVries will serve as a professor in the Section of Hematology/Oncology in the WVU School of Medicine Department of Medicine with a joint appointment as a member of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. In addition, she will hold the John T. and June R. Chambers Chair of Oncology Research in the WVU Cancer Institute. She will serve as assistant vice president for faculty mentoring as part of the Office of Research and Graduate Education team, focusing on career development of scientists across the Health Sciences Center. Her first day will also be Jan. 31.