Sept. 11, 4 p.m., Health Sciences Center - Okey Patteson Auditorium
This season’s Festival of Ideas at WVU addresses topics at the forefront of the American conversation—from suicide prevention and genetically engineered food to civic engagement and why we should resist hate with free speech instead of censorship.
The series begins on Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Health Sciences Center – Okey Patteson Auditorium with John Campo, MD, highlighting the public health realities of suicide across the lifespan and the rural-urban continuum, as well as the mismatch between the enormous societal impact of suicide and our investment in prevention. The relevance of access to health and mental health services and selected suicide prevention strategies will be reviewed, with special emphasis on prevention efforts targeting rural populations.
Dr. Campo is chief behavioral wellness officer, assistant dean for behavioral health and professor of behavioral medicine and psychiatry at WVU and the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.
The Council for Women's Concerns is accepting nominations for the Mary Catherine Buswell Award. This accolade, established in 1978, honors a person who has shown a dedication to the advancement of women. The award winner will receive $500 for travel, supplies, salary supplement or any other use commensurate with WVU policies. Nominations must be submitted by March 1.
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