Dean's Colloquium Series

The WVU School of Public Health's Dean’s Colloquium Series features discussions throughout the academic year highlighting current issues and topics in public health. All events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Harm Reduction and Syringe Services Programs: Public Health, Law Enforcement and Local Perspectives

Thursday, January 10, 2019    |    11:00 am - 1:00 pm    |    1905 HSC-North

PanelistsThree experts will discuss the ongoing opioid crisis and approaches to combatting epidemics related to intravenous substance use. The panelists will provide multiple perspectives – medical, law enforcement and community impact – about harm reduction initiatives and, specifically, syringe services programs.  

Panelists include NYU Professor Holly Hagan, PhD, MPH; North Carolina Investigator Donnie Varnell; and WVU Health Sciences Center Associate Vice President William Ramsey, MD.

*Live webcast at

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Past Speakers

HowardPerspectives on the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Dr. John Howard

Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Monday, October 15, 2018    |    1:00 pm    |    1909 HSC-North

*A recording of the webcast is available on YouTube.

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Donna PetersenFraming the Future: Transforming Public Health Curricula to Improve Health

Dr. Donna Petersen

Chair, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health


Friday, September 7, 2018    |    10:00 – 11:30 am    |    Okey Patteson Auditorium (1175 HSC-N)

*A recording of the webcast is available on YouTube


Pamela TeasterElder Abuse and the Public's Health

Dr. Pamela B. Teaster

Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education