Women in Science and Health

Women in Science and Health (WISH) Committee at WVU: Fostering Success and Empowerment

WISH fosters interprofessional development, personal development, networking opportunities, community outreach, and promotes the success of women with careers in science and health. Other priorities of the committee include successful recruitment and retention of women and promotion of gender equity at WVU HSC.

Subcommittees include membership, community health promotion, awards, and professional development.

Women in Sciences and Health Award

Learn More And Submit Nominations Here

Deadline for nominations is Friday, May 31, 2024.

Merit Badge University

Recently, more than 250 Scouts participated in Merit Badge University, an annual one-day event that provides opportunities for members of Scouts BSA to earn merit badges in a variety of ways. Merit Badge University is sponsored by WVU and the Mountaineer Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Women In Science and Health Committee help Scouts earn merit badges during the annual Merit Badge University event.

To fulfill the service component of earning a merit badge, Scouts volunteered with Project MUSHROOM (Multidisciplinary UnSheltered Homeless Relief Outreach of Morgantown) to create care packages that will be delivered by the organization.

The School of Medicine-based project partnered with the Health Sciences Women in Science and Health Committee (WISH) to ensure items for the packages were available throughout the day.

Scouts were able to earn Merit Badges in a variety of ways at the annual Merit Badge University event held at West Virginia University.

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