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Lab Outreach

WVCTSI offering Master Class on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) on June 7 - 8
WVCTSI will host a special two-day Master Class on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for public health health, clinical, and policy research. During day one of this event, attendees will hear from a nationwide group of experts presenting their research and ideas that will give attendees the opportunity to see how broadly these methodologies can be applied. Day one will conclude with a networking event where participants can share ideas and discuss priority areas. Presenters include:
  • Frank Annie, PhD FACC – Research Scientist (Department of Cardiology) and Medical Geographer CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine 

  • Rajib Paul, PhD, associate professor at University of North Carolina Charlotte, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Sonikpreet Aulakh, MD, assistant professor, WVU School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience
  • Brian Witrick, PhD, Clemson University
Day two will be a workshop covering basic map making and use of cluster and drive time analyses. Attendees will also create their own GIS powered web-based applications that will be usable on nearly all smart devices. This event will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7 and from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. Attendees have the option to attend in person or remotely via Zoom. Any questions can be directed to Kerri Rogers at kag0012@hsc.wvu.eduRegister here.

Brian Hendricks

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Online media. WVU Public Health professor aims to better understand the needs of pregnant women with substance use disorder though telehealth data

American Association for Advancement of Science article. WVU researchers find disparities for COVID-19 testing and positivity rates. Issues were identified in Black communities and in areas with food insecurity in West Virginia.

Student-centric interview. Who We Are: Brian Hendricks

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Online media. West Virginia University researchers find disparities among COVID-19 testing, positivity rates in Black communities and communities with food insecurity

Online media. Research confirms major racial disparities in West Virginia COVID testing

Online media. WVU researchers look for COVID-19 in wastewater system

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Caroline Groth

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Toni Rudisill

Interview. WVU researchers investigate the effects of CBD on driving performance. The Daily Athenaeum. July 27, 2021.

Online media. Celebrate, but safety is key when handling fireworks. The Exponent Telegram, Clarksburg, West Virginia. June 30, 2021.

Interview. West Virginia University To Study Effect Of CBD On Drivers With First-Of-Its-Kind Simulation. KDKA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. June 7, 2021.

Online media. Checking the oil. The Dominion Post, Morgantown, West Virginia. June 6, 2021.

Online media. WVU researcher seeks participants for CBD oil driving study. WBOY, Clarksburg, West Virginia. May 25, 2021.

Online media. Passage of 2016 fireworks law ignites increase in fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia. My Buckhannon, Buckhannon, West Virginia. June 25, 2020.

Online media. Study: Firework-related injury has increased in West Virginia after the passage of new law. News Medical and Life Sciences. June 25, 2020.

Online media. 2016 fireworks law ignites increase in injuries. Mineral Daily News Tribune, Keyser, West Virginia. June 26, 2020.

Interview. WVU Researcher finds firework-related injuries spiked 40% after 2016 fireworks law. WDTV, Bridgeport, West Virginia. June 26, 2020.

Interview. Passage of 2016 fireworks law in West Virginia results in increase of fireworks-related injuries, WVU researcher suggests. WBOY, Clarksburg, West Virginia, June 25, 2020.

Interview. Who gives most tickets for texting? Hint: It's not Buffalo or Amherst. The Buffalo News, Buffalo, New York. April 15, 2019.

Interview. The challenges enforcing distracted driving laws. KJZZ NPR affiliate station, Phoenix, Arizona. January 2019.