Elaine Darling named 2018 West Virginia Childhood Immunization Champion
This week, Elaine Darling, an MPH graduate from WVU School of Public Health, was honored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for her ongoing work to promote childhood immunization.
Darling is the senior program manager for the Center for Rural Health Development and has led the efforts of the 300-member West Virginia Immunization Network (WIN) to promote childhood immunization, to educate and adopt evidence-based best practices, and advocate for strong immunization laws for schools and child care centers for the past six years in West Virginia. She works actively on the national level with the Immunization Action Coalition and Every Child By Two for the betterment of immunization in West Virginia and across the nation.
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Daniel Shook, director of Mountain Safe in the WVU Injury Control Research Center, recently spoke with The Daily Athenaeum about the possibility and benefits of a public Sobering Center in Morgantown. Shook works with injury prevention in the Morgantown community as well as throughout the Appalachian region, and he’s helping make the Morgantown Sobering Center a reality.
SHAPE—the Student Healthcare Alliance for Promoting Equality—along with the West Virginia University Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, the Division of Internal Medicine and the LGBTQ+ Center will be hosting a week-long series of lectures focusing on LGBTQ+ health at the Health Sciences Center.
The WVU School of Public Health is pleased to announce that Erik Carlton, DrPH, MS, will join the Department of Health Policy, Management and Leadership faculty and the Dean’s Academic Affairs leadership team as part of the School’s continued focus on leadership and innovation in education.