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  • Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis to speak to WVU medical students regarding migraine

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis to speak to WVU medical students regarding migraine Former Denver Broncos Running Back Terrell Davis will speak to West Virginia University medical students about his experience with migraine disease on Thursday, Aug. 15, at noon in the Okey Patteson Auditorium.

  • WVU in the News: How racial inequity is playing out in the opioid crisis

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    The opioid epidemic in the United States has largely centered on white Americans, who account for roughly 80 percent of opioid overdose victims. But the national attention on white victims has pushed minorities to the sidelines, even as the number of opioid-related deaths among non-whites is on the rise.

  • WVU in the News: Attention To Opioid Epidemic Fades As Death Rates Rival The AIDS Crisis

    Monday, July 15, 2019

    WVU in the News: Attention To Opioid Epidemic Fades As Death Rates Rival The AIDS Crisis Matthew Schoonover was a lively, energetic 21-year-old who grew up in a wealthy suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Schoonover’s childhood was filled with all of the amenities a boy could have: a nice home, a loving family deeply engaged in his upbringing, and a group of supportive friends in a tight-knit community.

  • Public Health researcher to discuss agenda setting at Summer Policy Institute

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    Public Health researcher to discuss agenda setting at Summer Policy Institute As part of a three-day immersive learning experience, this year’s West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy Summer Policy Institute participants will hear from WVU School of Public Health’s Lauri Andress.

  • Public Health student interns at the White House

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    Public Health student interns at the White House While most WVU students were attending classes during the Spring 2019 semester, Jeevan Murthy was walking the halls of the White House.

  • New Investigator Award presented to Public Health alumna

    Friday, July 5, 2019

    New Investigator Award presented to Public Health alumna Congratulations, Amy! A PhD graduate with a concentration in epidemiology, Amy Hunter has been selected for the 2019 NVDRS New Investigator Award. An initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Public Health Association, the National Violent Death Reporting System New Investigator Research Award promotes innovative, quality analysis of data by emerging researchers.

  • WVU researcher studies how nursing homes can accommodate obese residents

    Monday, July 1, 2019

    WVU researcher studies how nursing homes can accommodate obese residents About 30 percent of nursing home residents are obese. That can complicate their care. The facility may need to buy them special wheelchairs or motorized lifts. Nursing aides may struggle to help them shower. And doctors may grapple with how—or even whether—to restrict their diets.

  • Martin to participate in NIOSH forum addressing worker opioid use disorders

    Monday, July 1, 2019

    Martin to participate in NIOSH forum addressing worker opioid use disorders This month, Professor Chris Martin, MD, will represent WVU and the School of Public Health at a nationwide forum to address research gaps related to use of opioids after workplace injury and exposures.

  • WVU in the News: HIV Is Spreading in West Virginia. The Solution Is in Short Supply.

    Monday, July 1, 2019

    HIV cases are surging in Huntington, West Virginia, a city already ravaged by the opioid epidemic. Experts worry that the virus could proliferate farther still—particularly since Charleston, the state capital an hour away, shut down its syringe exchange last year. The move restricted access not only to clean needles but to HIV testing as well.

  • Public Health alumna earns spot as Olympic trials qualifier

    Monday, July 1, 2019

    Public Health alumna earns spot as Olympic trials qualifier Savanna Plombon has always had an interest in fitness and healthcare. Having achieved her educational goals in preventive healthcare and earning her Master of Public Health in 2018, Plombon is now chipping away at her personal fitness goals. She recently raced a full marathon in Minnesota and earned a chance to compete in the 2020 Olympic trials in Atlanta next February.