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

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

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

  • More girls and young women are committing suicide; targeted prevention efforts may help save them, says WVU researcher

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    More girls and young women are committing suicide; targeted prevention efforts may help save them, says WVU researcher Teenage girls and young women are increasingly likely to commit suicide, said West Virginia University researcher John Campo. In particular, the rates at which they die by hanging and suffocation have risen markedly. These were the findings of a study he and his colleagues carried out recently. Their findings appear in JAMA Network Open.

  • Public Health undergraduate to present at national conference

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Public Health undergraduate to present at national conference WVU Public Health undergraduate student Brittany Smith has been selected to present her research at a national conference later this year. Smith will present "Intimate Partner Relationships and Substance Use Behaviors" at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting and expo in Philadelphia in Novermber.

  • WVU in the News: Rise in suicide rates in U.S. youth, especially girls

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    WVU in the News: Rise in suicide rates in U.S. youth, especially girls Suicide rates among U.S. youth have been on the rise for nearly a decade, with the sharpest increase in young girls, a new study shows. Professor Emeritus Ian Rockett shares insight why these numbers may be higher than reported.

  • WVU in the News: Families Struggle Against the Unknowns of Alzheimer's Across Appalachia

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    For families struggling with Alzheimer’s in Appalachia, the road can be lonely and long. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that is the most common cause of dementia in older adults. Patients with the disease can live as long as 20 years after diagnosis.

  • WVU Public Health faculty member provides healthcare leadership to global audience

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    WVU Public Health faculty member provides healthcare leadership to global audience With a global reach of more than 40 countries in one year, a WVU Public Health expert is helping fight childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases through healthcare leadership training.

  • Relive 2019 graduation celebration through pictures and video

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Relive 2019 graduation celebration through pictures and video Relive the memories of the WVU School of Public Health's 2019 Commencement ceremony! Visit the SPH Facebook page for candid photos and a video recap of the day. Check out the stories of a few of our highlighted graduates. And don't forget to keep in touch! All Public Health graduates are encouraged to share their story with us online. Tell us where your degree takes you!

  • WVU's award-winning Delta Omega chapter highlighted in national webinar

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    WVU's award-winning Delta Omega chapter highlighted in national webinar The WVU School of Public Health's Gamma Mu Chapter of the Delta Omega honorary society recently presented their strategies for innovation for success in a webinar hosted by the national organization. The Gamma Mu chapter was selected for the webinar spotlight after being named Chapter of the Year for the sixth consecutive year in October 2018. Watch the webinar online.

  • WVU in the News: WV native, incoming AMA president keynotes at Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation event

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    WVU in the News: WV native, incoming AMA president keynotes at Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation event Dr. Patrice Harris was a third-year medical student working her first clinical rotation at Charleston Area Medical Center General Division when she had what she described Tuesday as the first life-altering experience of her medical career.

  • Student in Guo Laboratory Awarded Prestigious Travel Award

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    Student in Guo Laboratory Awarded Prestigious Travel Award Salvi Singh an MS student in Computer Science from the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at WVU who works in the Laboratory of Dr. Lan Guo, as a Research Assistant was awarded the NSF Travel Award for her presentation at the 9th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB 2018). The title of her presentation was: Genet-CNV: Boolean Implication Networks for Modelling Genome-Wide Co-occurrence of DNA Copy Number Variations: Ms. Singh, working with her mentor Lan Guo, Ph.D. uses an algorithm to detect DNA copy number variation networks that may be important for lung cancers. Her current research focuses on identifying genes that may be drivers in lung cancer initiation and metastasis.