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  • WV Prevention Research Center receives continued funding from CDC

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    The West Virginia Prevention Research Center (WVPRC) has received support to continue its community-engaged research efforts in the Mountain State.

  • WVU-led report shows smoking has not flamed out in all populations

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    The number one cause of preventable death is on the decline, but not for everyone. A new report led by a West Virginia University public health expert shows that despite a drop in cigarette smoking nationwide, minority groups are at higher risk for tobacco-related diseases than others.

  • Relief efforts collect thousands of books for flood victims

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Following the summer floods in southern West Virginia last year, the WV Prevention Research Center (WVPRC) and the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) partnered with Save the Children to collect an estimated 5,000 books for children in affected areas.

  • Tobacco users needed for research study

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Are you between the ages of 18 and 60? Do you currently smoke cigarettes and also use smokeless or oral tobacco products (e.g., chew, dip, snus)? You may be eligible to participate in a research study that will examine the daily patterns of concurrent use of these tobacco products. Individuals who complete this two-week study will be compensated.

  • WVPRC sponsors book drive for flood affected victims

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    The WV Prevention Research Center (WVPRC) is partnering with Save the Children and WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) to sponsor a book drive to support schools who lost their libraries during the flash floods a year ago.

  • WV Prevention Research Center partners with Save the Children and WVU CED, implements recovery program to support flood victims

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    WVPRC partnered with Save the Children and the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities to bring the disaster-tested Journey of Hope program to West Virginia. The signature program, which was developed by Save the Children in 2007 after Hurricane Katrina, is now helping flood-affected children build resiliency, identify and cope with their feelings, and strengthen their social support networks.

  • WPRC Faculty, community members featured in American Journal of Preventive Medicine

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    West Virginia Prevention Research Center (WVPRC) and School of Public Health faculty member Dr. Lesley Cottrell  and WVPRC Community Partnership Board members Karen Northrup and Richard Wittberg were featured in the March 2017 American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The article is a case study, Challenges and Lessons Learned from a Prevention Research Center Partnership, that describes the partnership among a University Prevention Research Center and community partners. This particular article highlights the 10-year partnership between the WVPRC, the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department, and Wood County, WV Schools.

  • 'Try This' conference for healthcare professionals scheduled for June 1

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    The WVU Medicine community has an opportunity to build upon existing relationships, and grow new ones, at the "Try This" conference. The conference, targeted specifically for healthcare professionals, is being held Thursday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon.

  • WVPRC Congratulates two members recognized for outstanding achievement

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    The Vice President’s Achievement Awards are bestowed annually on people and groups who have made significant contributions to the missions of the University and their schools and units.

  • WVPRC Affiliate named Eberly College 2016-17 Outstanding Research Award recipient

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences has named two recipients of the 2016-17 Outstanding Research Award: Christina Duncan and Casian Pantea.