Bodies of Truth: An Artist's Creative Exploration through Cancer by Lacie Wallace will be the featured exhibit at the Health Sciences campus during the WVU Campus Wide Art Crawl on Feb. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. Through her art, Wallace shares self-portraits and other artwork she has painted throughout her experience in and out of hospitals as a patient with cancer. Her bright and intimate portraits are coupled with narratives written by her as well as those around her who have been moved by her courage and stamina including members of her healthcare team and others. Wallace’s artwork is housed in the Health Sciences Library. Follow the Facebook event page for more details about the WVU Campus Art Crawl.
In the 55 years since the first U.S. Surgeon General report on the health consequences of cigarette smoking, smoking has declined substantially. Despite this progress, however, it remains the leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Smoking rates also remain disproportionally high and relatively unchanged among certain vulnerable populations.
WVU professor of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences recently spoke with Public News Service about the cancellation of a study investigating the health impacts of mountaintop removal and other surface mining. Read the full story online.