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
Dental school's tobacco treatment training program will host its third continuing education course in May 2020.
You’re more likely to find suicides when you look for them. And, much of the time, we don’t. Grieving families would frequently prefer not to touch the issue. “The underreporting of suicide is a recognized concern in Canada and internationally,” reads a 2016 study based on data from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Suicide deaths are also examined a lot less closely, on average: a 2010 report found that about 55 percent of US suicide deaths get autopsied, compared to 92 percent of homicides.
In a recent article, health officials in Huntington, West Virginia, said a cluster of HIV infections has grown to 71 confirmed cases. That’s in a city that usually sees about eight HIV infections in a year. As with an earlier such cluster in northern Kentucky, officials say the primary cause of infection is needle drug use.