At a quarterly all-hands meeting today, School of Public Health Dean Jeffrey Coben presented awards to select members of the school's faculty and staff. Congratulations to all the deserving recipients!
Faculty Excellence in Research Award: Dr. Lindsay Allen
Faculty Excellence in Research Award: Dr. Sijin Wen
Outstanding Staff Award: Tina Harvey
Outstanding Staff Award: Beth Morrison
WVU Mountaineers Values Coin: Dr. Linda Alexander
WVU Mountaineers Values Coin: Shonnette Kingston
From 2016 to 2017, the West Virginia University Health Research Center evaluated the business impact of the Mon River Trails System, which is a network of 48 miles of trails in North Central West Virginia. Christiaan Abildso, assistant professor and the Center's program director, recently spoke with WBOY-TV about their efforts.
More girls and young women are committing suicide; targeted prevention efforts may help save them, says WVU researcher
Teenage girls and young women are increasingly likely to commit suicide, said West Virginia University researcher John Campo. In particular, the rates at which they die by hanging and suffocation have risen markedly. These were the findings of a study he and his colleagues carried out recently. Their findings appear in JAMA Network Open.
WVU Public Health undergraduate student Brittany Smith has been selected to present her research at a national conference later this year. Smith will present "Intimate Partner Relationships and Substance Use Behaviors" at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting and expo in Philadelphia in Novermber.