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  • SPH donor to match scholarship donations on WVU Day of Giving Nov. 8

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    SPH donor to match scholarship donations on WVU Day of Giving Nov. 8 Nov. 8 is WVU's Day of Giving, and an anonymous donor will be matching every dollar given up to a total of $2,500 to the School of Public Health Scholarship Fund. Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of WVU are invited to stop by the Market from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for cupcakes and information about the Day of Giving. Gifts will also be accepted on-site during that time frame.

  • WVU researcher examines patient awareness of prescription drug risks

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    WVU researcher examines patient awareness of prescription drug risks Prescription medications, including antidepressants and pain medications, can have various side effects and risks, and a West Virginia University researcher is examining whether patients understand the risks associated with driving. Robin Pollini, Associate Director of the WVU School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center, led a study on driver awareness of the potential effects of prescription medications.

  • Epidemiologist and harm reduction expert to share insights on opioid epidemic

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Epidemiologist and harm reduction expert to share insights on opioid epidemic Robin A. Pollini, PhD MPH, along with Dr. Jane Maxwell from the University of Texas at Austin, will present “The Opioid Epidemic: Lessons Learned from the United States” to the US Embassy and Consulates in Canada. The presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A session.

  • Biostatistics professor presents Grand Rounds, publishes manuscript and blog article on meta-analysis

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    Biostatistics professor presents Grand Rounds, publishes manuscript and blog article on meta-analysis In October, Department of Biostatistics Professor George Kelley was invited to present Grand Rounds at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He also published a manuscript and two blog articles on the same subject.

  • Student essay contest: Spirituality and public health - Deadline Jan. 8

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    Student essay contest: Spirituality and public health - Deadline Jan. 8 The second annual Berkeley-based Student Essay Contest has been expanded with topic and prizes for 2017-2018. Last year's contest was only for graduate students but the Fall 2017 contest has divisions for both graduate and undergraduate students in public health.

  • SPH faculty receive grant awards

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    Congratulations to the many SPH faculty members who recently received grant awards!

  • WVU, community groups to host screening of ‘Heroin(e)’ documentary and discussion on opioid epidemic

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    WVU, community groups to host screening of ‘Heroin(e)’ documentary and discussion on opioid epidemic Several West Virginia University and community groups are joining efforts to discuss the Morgantown area’s approach to combatting the opioid epidemic. The WVU School of Public Health, Milan Puskar Health Right, the Monongalia County Health Department, WVU Collegiate Recovery Program, and WVU Student Government Association will host a November 16 community screening of the Netflix original short documentary “Heroin(e),” followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A. West Virginia Public Broadcasting is supporting the event.

  • Harvard public health graduate to present grand rounds focused on teen suicide attempt rates - Nov. 8

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    Harvard public health graduate to present grand rounds focused on teen suicide attempt rates - Nov. 8 Julia Goldberg Raifman, assistant professor at the Boston University School of Public Health and graduate of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will present "LGBT adolescent mental health disparities: The role of social policies" on Nov. 8, 2017. The presentation will be at 1:00 pm in the Chestnut Ridge Conference room and is part of the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry Grand Rounds.

  • Festival of Ideas presents "Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life"

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    Festival of Ideas presents "Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life" To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and his team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. In his talk, he shares the nine common diet and lifestyle habits – Power 9® – that keep them spry past age 100.

  • WVU in the News: Assistant Dean Brumage speaks to CNN about opioid crisis

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    WVU in the News: Assistant Dean Brumage speaks to CNN about opioid crisis Dr. Michael Brumage, WVU School of Public Health assistant dean for public health practice and service and executive director of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, spoke to CNN about the opioid crisis affecting West Virginia, which he refers to as an "epidemic of epidemics".