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  • Dr. Abildso Awarded Big 12 Fellowship

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Dr. Christiaan Abildso, Program Director of Research and Evaluation, was awarded a Big 12 Fellowship to travel to TX and pursue collaborative research. Dr. Abildso to work with Renee Umstattd Meyer, at Baylor University in Waco to pilot test methods for a larger research agenda, including determining what people, places, plans, programs, and policies positively impact rural physical activitiy.

  • Dr. Bias participates in healthcare panel at West Virginia Press Association annual conference

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Dr. Bias participated in a panel at the West Virginia Press Association's Annual Conference in which he and state healthcare leaders discussed the future of healthcare reform and the potential impact on West Virginia communities. Video of this panel is available at: https://www.facebook.com/wvpress/videos/1749403858421186/

  • HRC Director named WV Community Development HUB Board Chair

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Dr. Tom Bias, director of the Health Research Center, was elected chair of the West Virginia Community Development HUB at last week's annual retreat. Dr. Bias takes over from Dr. Michelle Foster, Executive Director of the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, who had served as board chair for the past several years.

  • Drs. Bias and Abildso present at Health Impact Assessment meeting in Charleston

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    Drs. Bias and Abildso presented at a Health Impact Assessment workshop in Charleston, West Virginia hosted by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trust. They shared the successes and lessons learned from the Health Impact Assessment conducted by the Health Research Center in Fairmont, WV. Check out a report of that Health Impact Assessment online.

  • HRC Director's Research Highlighted in Journal of Consumer Affairs

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    As part of 2015 research on the Affordable Care Act, Health Research Center Director Dr. Tom Bias, with colleagues M. Paula Fitzgerald (WVU Business and Economics), and Tami Gurley-Calvez (University of Kansas) posed the question of what is known and unknown about consumer well-being in relation to the Affordable Care Act. This article was featured as one of the Journal of Consumer Affair's top 20 articles of the past 50 years.

  • HRC Research Presented at 23rd International Trails Symposium

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    HRC Program Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Christiaan Abildso, traveled to the International Trails Symposium in Dayton, Ohio this month to present research on the business impact of trail development in Morgantown, WV.

  • HRC Researchers Highlighted in Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Magazine

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    HRC faculty and staff research, in collaboration with the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), has been featured in the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Magazine. This research explores the business impact of trails in the greater Morgantown area. Research results will be used to influence development in the Industrial Heartland Trail Coalition.

  • HRC Director Interviewed by WV NPR

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    HRC Director and faculty member in the Department of Health Policy, Management, and Leadership, Dr. Tom Bias, was recently featured in a story on West Virginia Public Broadcasting. In his interview with Kara Lofton, Dr. Bias discusses the Congressional Budget Office's estimates and implications for West Virginia residents. 

  • HRC Director Quoted in Charleston Gazette-Mail Article

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Dr. Thomas K. Bias, Assistant Professor in Health Policy, Management, and Leadership was quoted in a recent Charleston Gazette article focused on the future of the Affordable Care Act, including the potential impact of repeal on the approximately 170,000 West Virginians who are covered under the Medicaid expansion.

  • Consensus Recommendations for Pedestrian Injury Surveillance Report released

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Dr. Christiaan Abildso, assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the WVU School of Public Health and HRC Director of Research and Evaluation, was a collaborator on a recently released report discussing pedestrian injuries.