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  • 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.

  • School of Public Health faculty, student publish e-cigarette research

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Drs. Alfgeir Kristjansson and Mike Mann, along with PhD candidate Shay Daily, have research featured in the June 2017 issue of "Public Health", an international, peer-reviewed journal. The study, "Prevalence of e-cigarette use among adolescents in 13 Eastern European towns and cities", looks at the correlation between electronic cigarette and conventional cigarette usage in adolescents. 

  • Covenant House to host LGBT Cultural Competency Workshop

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Covenant House WV will host a LGBT Cultural Competency Workshop at Covenant House from 11-12 on April 27th. The workshop will be run by Dr. Scout, the director of the LGBT HealthLink and an adjunct assistant clinical professor at Boston University School of Public Health. His workshop and training will concentrate on how we can create a safe and inclusive environment in order to provide support and services for LGBT individuals and their families. As well as how LGBT cultural competency can help us decrease disparities faced by the LGB T population including high smoking rates. For more information, please contact Kate Veiga at 304-344-8053.

  • Cecil Pollard recognized with Distinguished Mountaineer Award

    Monday, March 6, 2017

    Congratulations are in order for Cecil Pollard, Director of the WVU Office of Health Services Research, who has been named as a Distinguished Mountaineer by Governor Jim Justice!