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  • WVU, Monongalia County Health Department establish Academic Health Department to enhance public health training, research and service

    Friday, November 22, 2019

    Top-tier training, research and service opportunities will remain at the forefront for students in the School of Public Health as West Virginia University and the Monongalia County Health Department establish an Academic Health Department, reinforcing the School’s commitment to give students learning experiences based in real-world public health practice. 

  • SAVE THE DATE: Undergraduate Capstone Poster Presentations

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    Twenty-seven* students will present during this semester's Undergraduate Capstone Poster Presentations on Friday, December 13, from noon to approximately 1:30 p.m. in rooms 2940 A and B. 

  • Dr. Alan Ducatman to present during CDC Public Health Grand Rounds

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    WVU Professor Emeritus Alan M. Ducatman is among the presenters for an upcoming Public Health Grand Rounds session, "PFAS and Protecting Your Health,” hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Appalachian Health Podcast features Christiaan Abildso

    Sunday, October 20, 2019

    Christiaan Abildso was recently a guest on the Appalachian Health Podcast, hosted by Danny Scalise, executive director of the WVSMA and a WVU School of Public Health MPH alumnus. Abildso focused on the importance of physical activity, highlighing its role in preventive care and providing practical tips on how to make it a part of one's weekly routine. 

  • Cancer prevention expert to address cervical cancer in Appalachia, Nov. 1

    Sunday, October 6, 2019

    Cervical cancer rates are higher among women in Appalachia due to a variety of factors ranging from health policy to biology. Next month, epidemiologist and cancer prevention researcher Electra Paskett, Ph.D., will visit the WVU Health Sciences Center to explain how these factors can help identify possible interventions to reverse this trend.

  • WVU receives CDC award to curb vaping and opioid abuse, improve health outcomes in West Virginia

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    West Virginia University’s efforts to address chronic disease and substance abuse prevention, growing concerns related to vaping and youth mental health issues will be bolstered by an award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the West Virginia Prevention Research Center in the School of Public Health.

  • WV AWARE workshop to be held Nov. 1

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    WV AWARE (Asking Women About Relationship Experiences) will host a collaborative workshop on Friday, November 1, at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, W.Va. Check in begins at 11 a.m. and the workshop will take place from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch and compensation for time/travel will be provided.

  • West Virginia Rural Health Conference October 9-11

    Monday, August 26, 2019

    This is the 27th year of the West Virginia Rural Health Conference, the only rural health conference in the state.

  • WVU in the News: WVU researchers evaluate impact of local rail trails

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    From 2016 to 2017, the West Virginia University Health Research Center evaluated the business impact of the Mon River Trails System, which is a network of 48 miles of trails in North Central West Virginia. Christiaan Abildso, assistant professor and the Center's program director, recently spoke with WBOY-TV about their efforts.

  • WVU Public Health expert to share state's naloxone distribution program at upcoming national summit

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    At a national summit later this month, a WVU School of Public Health representative will showcase the statewide collaborative effort for naloxone distribution known as the West Virginia Rapid Response Project.