West Virginia University Health Sciences Center

Beginning in the late 1950s WVU experienced the most rapid period of growth in its history and, in 1957, the University opened the expansive Health Sciences Center on the new Medical campus and founded the first school of dentistry in West Virginia.  Since then, the Silling-designed Health Sciences Center has served as the central academic teaching facility of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University.  The pylons that grace the entrance of the Medical Center in Morgantown have served as a most unique symbol of medical education at West Virginia University for over 50 years.

Created by artist Milton Horn, the pylons were commissioned in 1954 and stand as a tribute to the developing of the “healing arts”, celebrating accomplishments in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry through the ages.   Today, the medical center complex in Morgantown covers more than a million square feet of classroom, research, and clinical space.


West Virginia University


Morgantown, WV




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