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  • 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.

  • WVU to mark Morgantown Overdose Awareness Day with panel discussion

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Makalynn, a WVU student in a 12-step recovery program, is among the WVU and Morgantown representatives who will take part in a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Mountainlair.

  • A visit from Senator Capito's staff and CDC leaders

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Senator Capito's staff members, and leaders from the CDC made a visit to the WVU ICRC in July 2016.

  • WVU researcher brings national attention to teenagers and workplace injury

    Thursday, July 7, 2016

    Dr. Kimberly Rauscher, an associate professor in the WVU School of Public Health, is featured on the “Public Health Minute with William Latimer,” airing this month on select NPR stations around the country.

  • ICRC Researcher on "Public Health Minute"

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    Dr. Kimberly Rauscher spoke on the radio segment "Public Health Minute". She discussed her research on prevention of work injuries among youth.  "Public Health Minute" is sponsored by the Lehman College school of Health Sciences, Human Services & Nursing and The City University of New York.  To access the recording click here: http://bit.ly/29kBky4 

  • Dr. Robert Pack to present on Prescription Drug Abuse

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Dr. Robert Pack, Professor of Community and Behavioral Health, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University, and Director of the new ETSU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment will present on “Prescription Drug Abuse a Decade into the Epidemic: Lessons learned in Tennessee”.

  • REQUEST FOR GRANT PROPOSALS TO WVU ICRC

    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    On behalf of the West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center’s (ICRC) Director, Dr. Robert Bossarte, and Principal Investigator, Dr. Jeffrey Coben, we are pleased to invite ICRC affiliated faculty to submit proposals for research projects to be conducted as part of ICRC-funded activities during the fiscal years 2018-2019.  If not an affiliate faculty, we encourage you to submit your idea, however if funded, you will agree to accept the terms and conditions of affiliation with our center.  Interested investigators should prepare a two- to three-page letter of intent describing the project’s objectives, setting, research team and projected cost. Based on current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we anticipate support will be available for two to three R03- or R21-scale projects over the two-year period. Proposed projects may be one to two years in length with total annual cost between $50,000-$200,000. Proposed projects should address areas of ICRC activities, funded during the last five years (e.g., opioid/opiate overdose prevention, motor-vehicle-related deaths and injuries, falls among older persons, suicide prevention, intimate partner violence), be consistent with research priorities identified by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and focus on implementation/translational science or the impact of policy change/implementation. Letters of intent should be submitted electronically to Mr. Dave Fulaytar (dfulaytar@hsc.wvu.edu) by June 30, 2016. Investigators of selected projects will be notified by July 8, 2016 and full proposals will be due by August 5, 2016. Guidance on formatting requirements for full proposals will be provided to selected investigators as it becomes available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Questions about proposed projects or ICRC priorities should be directed Dr. Robert Bossarte (rbossarte@hsc.wvu.edu) or the ICRC Deputy Director, Mr. Herbert Linn (hlinn2@hsc.wvu.edu).

  • WVU Injury Control Research Center presents awards for excellence in teaching and research

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Steven Wheeler, Ph.D., and Brandon Lucke-Wold have been recognized by the WVU Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) for excellence in teaching and research in the fields of injury and/or violence prevention.

  • WVU and greater Morgantown earn 'Safe Communities' accreditation

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Safety is a constant concern for local governments and university administrators. Residents, students and their parents, and visitors expect a safer environment on campuses and across the community.

  • WVU Injury Control Research Center Award Nominations Open

    Monday, March 28, 2016

    As part of our mission, the Education and Training Core of the West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center would like to recognize excellence in teaching injury and violence prevention among our faculty as well as excellence in injury and violence research among our students.  To that end, we are opening nominations for three different awards, each described below.

  • Veterans' mental health expert to join WVU ICRC

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    MORGANTOWN, W.V. – A researcher with wide experience in veterans’ mental health and suicide prevention will be the new leader of West Virginia University’s Injury Control Research Center (ICRC).