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  • WVU ICRC to host suicide prevention experts – Dec. 13

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    On Wednesday, December 13, the WVU Injury Control Research Center will host two suicide prevention experts from Queensland University of Technology. Professors Gordon Tait and Belinda Carpenter will provide a presentation open to faculty, staff and students.

  • WVU in the News: Public Health PhD candidate shares research on opioid poisoning rates

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Sara Warfield, a PhD candidate in the WVU School of Public Health, publichsed research on the effects of statewide prescription drug monitoring databases. Red the U.S. News story here. 

  • WVU researcher examines patient awareness of prescription drug risks

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    Prescription medications, including antidepressants and pain medications, can have various side effects and risks, and a West Virginia University researcher is examining whether patients understand the risks associated with driving. Robin Pollini, Associate Director of the WVU School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center, led a study on driver awareness of the potential effects of prescription medications.

  • Epidemiologist and harm reduction expert to share insights on opioid epidemic

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Robin A. Pollini, PhD MPH, along with Dr. Jane Maxwell from the University of Texas at Austin, will present “The Opioid Epidemic: Lessons Learned from the United States” to the US Embassy and Consulates in Canada. The presentation will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A session.

  • Delta Omega assembles 900 naloxone kits for distribution

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    For their first service project of the year, members of the Gamma Mu Chapter of Delta Omega at the WVU School of Public Health partnered with the WVU Injury Control Research Center to assemble naloxone kits. Student volunteers put together more than 900 kits to be distributed to Cabell and Kanawha counties in southern West Virginia. 

  • School of Public Health faculty member receives grant award

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Congratulations to Robin Pollini, associate director of the Injury Control Research Center and associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, who recently transferred a $509,210 NIH award to WVU.

  • SPH faculty receive grant awards

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Congratulations to Alfgeir Kristjansson and Herb Linn on their recent grant awards.

  • Where Does Your State Rank on Safety?

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    State of Safety: A State-by-State Report

  • WVU School of Public Health Dean Coben presents at Opioid Congressional Briefing

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Watch a video of last week's congressional briefing on the opioid epidemic and what schools of public health in the Appalachian region are doing to address the issue. 

  • WVU partners with New River Gorge National River to provide life-saving kits

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    Park rangers at the New River Gorge National River are now carrying intranasal naloxone rescue kits, thanks to the foresight of park staff and a partnership between West Virginia University and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).

  • West Virginia one of 7 states participating in a National Governor’s Association Learning Laboratory on prevention of heroin and fentanyl overdoses

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    A team from West Virginia—with members representing Governor Tomblin’s office, the Bureaus of Public Health and Behavioral Health and Health Facilities in the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, the WV Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, and the WVU Injury Control Research Center—recently traveled to Newport, Rhode Island to participate in a Learning Lab sponsored by the National Governor’s Association (NGA). The purpose of the Learning Laboratory was for states to share information on overdose prevention efforts, and to learn about Rhode Island’s model overdose prevention program.  The NGA Learning Lab—entitled “State Strategies for Reducing Overdose and Deaths from Heroin and Illicit Fentanyl”—also included a team from the host state Rhode Island, along with teams from Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  Members of the WV Team for the 2-day Learning Lab included:  Joseph Garcia, Director of Legislative Affairs in Governor Tomblin’s Office; John Yauch, Director of the WV Violence and Injury Prevention Program in the BPH; Kimberly Walsh, Deputy Commissioner of the BBHHF; Charity Sayre, Justice Reinvention Coordinator in the WV Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety; Matthew Izzo, Administrator of the WV Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and Herb Linn, Deputy Director of the West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center.

  • WVU researcher: Self-injury ties with diabetes as 7th leading cause of death in U.S.

    Friday, August 26, 2016

    A new study finds self-injury – suicide and drug self-intoxication – ties with diabetes as the seventh leading cause of death and ranks ahead of influenza and pneumonia combined and kidney disease.