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  • Dr. Lesley Cottrell named interim director for WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities

    Friday, October 30, 2015

    Lesley Cottrell, Ph.D., professor and vice chair of research in the West Virginia University School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics, has agreed to serve as the interim director of the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED).

  • WVPRC affiliate partners with CDC to develop first ever resource guide for mall walkers

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    The first ever resource guide for the “sport” of mall walking was recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Developed in partnership with researchers from West Virginia University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Alaska Anchorage, led by researchers at the University of Washington Health Promotion Resource Center.

  • West Virginia Prevention Research Center awards bicycle to local student

    Thursday, June 11, 2015

    The West Virginia Prevention Research Center (WVPRC), housed within the WVU School of Public Health, recently enlisted the help of fifth-grade students to inform the naming and branding of a new research project.

  • WVPRC's Cottrell Named Excellence Award Winner

    Monday, May 4, 2015

    The WVU Health Sciences Center Women In Science and Health (WISH) Committee recently recognized two faculty members – Elizabeth J. Scharman, Pharm.D., and Lesley E. Cottrell, Ph.D. – for outstanding achievements.

  • A lot of smoke: WVU study examines cigarillo modification health claims

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Exposure to any level of cigarette and cigar smoke may put people at risk for future lung disease, but a rising trend known as “hyping” could be sending the wrong message about how to avoid those dangers.

  • WVU study suggests being conscientious can reduce wear and tear on the body

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Research from West Virginia University and Midlife Development in the United States suggests an individual’s personality traits are associated with the wear and tear their bodies experience across adulthood.

  • Dr. Scout to discuss health disparities among under-served populations

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    The West Virginia Prevention Research Center is co-sponsoring a presentation by Dr. Scout at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in Gluck Theater, located in the Mountainlair.

  • American Lung Association honor goes to WVU’s Dino

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    In recognition of her years of work and dedication to helping teens kick their tobacco habits, Geri Dino, Ph.D., director of the West Virginia Prevention Research Center at West Virginia University, has been presented the American Lung Association of West Virginia’s (ALA WV) Breath of Life Award.


    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    On National Family Health History Day, the National Human Genome Research Institute published an on-line story about the WV Prevention Research Center’s perspectives on using the Surgeon General’s My Family Health Portrait Tool in the WV Community Genomics Project.     Dr. Ranjita Misra stepped in last year to complete the Genomics project when Dr. Tara Barr went out on medical leave. The collaboration between the WVPRC and colleagues throughout the HSC and state exemplifies the boundless capacity of the WVPRC and the School of Public Health.


    Monday, November 24, 2014

    A new study conducted by researchers at WVU found a majority of West Virginians would support a higher tax on tobacco products if the tax dollars went directly towards improving public health.