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  • Cancer prevention expert to address cervical cancer in Appalachia

    Sunday, October 6, 2019

    Cancer prevention expert to address cervical cancer in Appalachia Cervical cancer rates are higher among women in Appalachia due to a variety of factors ranging from health policy to biology. Next month, epidemiologist and cancer prevention researcher Electra Paskett, Ph.D., will visit the WVU Health Sciences Center to explain how these factors can help identify possible interventions to reverse this trend.

  • Dr. Otis Brawley will present the Annual Hardesty Lecture

    Friday, October 4, 2019

    Dr. Otis Brawley will present the Annual Hardesty Lecture Dr. Otis Brawley will present the Annual Hardesty Lecture November 22 at 4 PM in the Erickson Alumni Center He is a global leader in cancer research and health disparities and a leading voice in training the next generation of scientists and physicians to reduce the threat of cancer

  • Public Health PhD students published in Annals of Epidemiology

    Friday, October 4, 2019

    The August issue of Annals of Epidemiology features the work of three West Virginia University School of Public Health PhD students. Emphasizing their work, students Jeffrey Pesarsick, Melody Gwilliam and Olayemi Adeniran are listed as the primary authors on the paper. The students were mentored by Brian Hendricks, PhD, research assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology, who served as senior author. Other coauthors for the article included Research Assistant Professor Toni Rudisill, PhD, and Stuart M. and Joyce N. Robbins Distinguished Professor Dr. Gordon Smith.

  • WVU researchers study link between low birth weight and cardiovascular risk

    Thursday, October 3, 2019

    WVU researchers study link between low birth weight and cardiovascular risk Low birth weight doesn’t just put babies at a greater risk for health problems at birth. It also makes them more likely to develop conditions as children or adults. Amna Umer, a WVU School of Medicine researcher, studied the association between low birth weight and cardiovascular risk factors in fifth-graders.

  • WVU in the News: WV KIDS COUNT sees mixed results on state of West Virginia children

    Thursday, October 3, 2019

    WVU in the News: WV KIDS COUNT sees mixed results on state of West Virginia children Mixed results were found in the 2019 WV KIDS COUNT “State of Our Children” Data Book.

  • WVU receives CDC award to curb vaping and opioid abuse, improve health outcomes in West Virginia

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    WVU receives CDC award to curb vaping and opioid abuse, improve health outcomes in West Virginia West Virginia University’s efforts to address chronic disease and substance abuse prevention, growing concerns related to vaping and youth mental health issues will be bolstered by an award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the West Virginia Prevention Research Center in the School of Public Health.

  • Bossarte recognized as world expert in suicide research

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    Bossarte recognized as world expert in suicide research Dr. Robert Bossarte has been recognized as a world expert in the field of suicide, according to Expertscape.

  • WVU in the News: What the Science Says about the Safety of E-Cigarettes

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    WVU in the News: What the Science Says about the Safety of E-Cigarettes “CBS This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil set out to see the science for himself behind e-cigarette use and its potential effects. In addition to speaking with experts from several universities, he came to West Virginia University to speak to Associate Professor Mark Olfert from the School of Medicine Department of Exercise Physiology and the WVU Cancer Institute about what his research shows about e-cigarette use.

  • WVU in the News: Don't Forget Our Frontline Caregivers in the Opioid Epidemic

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    WVU in the News: Don't Forget Our Frontline Caregivers in the Opioid Epidemic America’s opioid epidemic will go down in history alongside the Spanish flu, typhoid, polio and AIDS as one of our worst public health disasters. Between 1999 and 2017, almost 218,000 people in the United States died from overdoses connected to prescription opioids, and almost as many more died from overdoses connected to illicit opioids. Of the 70,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017, two-thirds of them were opioid-connected. Deaths continue at the rate of 130 a day.

  • WVU in the News: Healthy Grandfamilies training coming to Preston County

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    WVU in the News: Healthy Grandfamilies training coming to Preston County Are you a grandparent suddenly raising a grandchild?