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.
Read the full story online.
This summer, WVU School of Public Health graduate student Emily Hone will represent Mountaineer Nation as one of only 15 students selected to participate in a data science program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Students in the WVU School of Public Health are helping to implement West Virginia State University's Healthy Grandfamilies program in Preston County. The program provides training and support to older citizens raising their grandchildren. Read the story in The Dominion Post.