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We are a vibrant community dedicated to the discovery and transmission of new knowledge. Every year we educate over 1000 health care professionals and perform cutting-edge research in cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology, neural plasticity, and lung toxicology.
Our faculty are strongly committed to graduate student training and are major participants in three graduate programs:

Dr. William W. Fleming
Pharmacology Chair Emeritus
January 30, 1932 ~ April 29, 2015


          In 1960 Bill Fleming joined the Department of Pharmacology at the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown where he was an Assistant Professor and Co-Director of that department’s new NIH Graduate Training Grant. In 1966 Dr. Fleming was appointed Professor and Chair of the department, a position he held until his retirement in 1999. From 1986 he also held the endowed Mylan Chair of Pharmacology. He received numerous awards, including being chosen by several classes of medical students as the outstanding teacher in basic sciences. Dr. Fleming was internationally recognized for his research as well as a mentor of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world. In 2001, WVU awarded him the Vandalia Award for outstanding service to the state.


Upcoming Seminar:

Thursday, May 14th
Noon - 3067 HSN
Jeff Frisbee, Ph.D.
"Mistakes and Misunderstandings: Hard Lessons in Peripheral Vascular Disease Research"
Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology
Director, Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences (CCRS)
West Virginia University – School of Medicine