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Admitted Student Resources

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Family Resources

If your student's been admitted to WVU, we know you have questions, too. Learn about next steps, student services and how to connect with other parents and families.

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Graduate Admissions

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Ticked Off: Targeting a Lyme Disease Vaccine

Mariette Barbier

Lyme disease cases in the United States have tripled since the late 1990s. A WVU research team led by Mariette Barbier is working toward a vaccine that prevents humans from contracting the tick-borne illness that afflicts more than 300,000 Americans a year.