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The new president of Shepherd University is partnering with West Virginia University to continue her cancer cell research, and she’s allowing students to watch her work as it’s happening.

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Shepherd President Dr. Mary Hendrix video chats with West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and other staff at WVU.

Hendrix’s cancer research team is located in Morgantown where they have access to the university’s advanced healthcare technologies. She’ll be participating in the project via Skype, an internet-based video calling system. That livestream will also be available to Shepherd students interested in following the research any time, day or night.

“They could be in a classroom and be able to look at a large screen, and be able, in real-time, to witness these kinds of experimental protocols that we currently do not offer at Shepherd,” she said.

Hendrix says the collaboration will encourage up and coming student researchers to think outside the box when using technology in their work.

 

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