PhD student to present work with WVU Extension during CDC national training

The 2021 CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity National Training — Leading the Charge for a Healthier Nation — is designed for SPAN, REACH and HOP Program recipients. Hosted by the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists, the training will feature four dynamic plenary sessions and 32 breakouts. Throughout the five-day event, May 3-7, participates will have the opportunity to engage in a dynamic skills-building training and co-learning experience that will support success in helping to lead the charge for a healthier nation.

On Thursday, May 6, alumna and current student Kerry Gabbert will present her work with WVU Extension Service's CDC High Obesity Program, Be Wild, Be Wonderful, Be Healthy, during a panel discussion about using communication to sustain programs.

Gabbert graduated with a Master of Public Health in 2013 and is currently enrolled in the PhD in Public Health Sciences program.

Learn more about the training event.

In addition to the national training, Gabbert and WV Prevention Research Center Research Assistant Professor Nancy O'Hara Tompkins, PhD, have been selected to participate in the Society for Public Health Education and CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity & Obesity Writing for Publication virtual workshop. As part of the application process, they submitted their work titled "Addressing the grassroots information gap: supporting policy, systems, and environmental changes in rural communities" for consideration.