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  • Public Health Dialogues Speaker Series resumes Jan. 22

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    On Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12:15 p.m., The Public Health Dialogues Speaker Series will kick-off the Spring 2016 semester with its theme of Food & Politics. This event will feature a three person panel discussion with Cheryl Brown, PhD, Associate Professor with Agricultural and Resource Economics at WVU, Daniel Eades, Rural Extension Specialist with the Community, Economic, and Workforce Development unit at WVU Extension Service, and Elizabeth Spellman, Executive Director of the WV Food & Farm Coalition.

  • New "OVERDOSE_WV" Listserv

    Monday, January 4, 2016

    The WVU ICRC has created a new listserv called “OVERDOSE_WV”.

  • WVU assists police with overdose drug

    Friday, December 4, 2015

    West Virginia University is taking action to help West Virginia police officers assist people who have overdosed on prescription opioid pain medications or illegal opiate drugs such as heroin. Naloxone is a drug that reverses the effects of opiate and opioid drug overdoses. The WVU Law Enforcement Naloxone Project will provide law enforcement agencies with the necessary training and procedures to administer this drug in emergency situations to persons incapacitated from an opioid or opiate overdose.

  • WVU cycling advocate to speak at road safety conference

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    WVU’s most passionate advocate for bicycle and pedestrian safety will take his message to a national audience  in early December.

  • WVU ICRC Researcher to study mandatory mine training

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015

    MORGANTOWN, WV – West Virginia University researchers are collaborating on a study designed to assess and improve training required for individuals responsible for implementing emergency response plans in mines.

  • WVU to research cell phone law effectiveness

    Thursday, October 15, 2015

    West Virginia University researchers are looking at the effectiveness of laws that deal with cell phone use and driving.

  • WVU to study violence against young workers

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    West Virginia University researchers are creating the first comprehensive national profile of workplace violence against teenagers and young adults.

  • WVU's Injury Control Research Center seeks new director

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    WVU's Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) is seeking a proven and dynamic leader who is an accomplished researcher in the fields of injury and/or violence control and prevention, to serve as the next Director of the WVU Injury Control Research Center – one of ten CDC-funded injury centers nationwide.

  • WVU researcher Dr. Motao Zhu receives NIH grant

    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Motao Zhu, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the WVU School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology, has been awarded a grant for his project, "A Phone App to Reduce Cell Phone Usage among Young Drivers: A Pilot Study." Dr. Zhu is also an Injury Control Research Center faculty affiliate.

  • Jeffrey Coben, MD, has been named vice dean for operations for the WVU School of Medicine

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    In addition to his role as associate vice president for clinical innovations, planning and operations for the WVU HSC, Dr. Jeffrey Coben has been named vice dean for operations for the WVU School of Medicine. Dr. Coben will be responsible for all internal operations within the School, provide direction in the strategic planning process and represent the School when the dean is unavailable.

  • New WVU ICRC Epidemiologist, Toni Rudisill.

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Toni Rudisill as a full-time epidemiologist at the West Virginia University Injury Control Research Center (WVU-ICRC), effective July 6, 2015.  Toni is expected to graduate with a PhD in epidemiology from the WVU School of Public Health this August.  This past May, she successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Drug Use and the Risk of Motor Vehicle Collision among Drivers 65 years of age and Older” mentored by Dr. Motao Zhu, an associate professor of epidemiology.  Toni has been an outstanding graduate research assistant at the ICRC for the past 2+ years, working primarily on Zhu’s R01 grant to study cell phone laws and distracted driving.  As an epidemiologist, she will continue to work with Dr. Zhu in injury epidemiology and transportation safety.  Please extend congratulations to Toni as she is well-deserving of this opportunity!

  • Herb Linn appointed ICRC deputy director

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    Health Sciences Center Associate Vice President for Clinical Innovations, Planning and Operations Jeff Coben, M.D., has announced the appointment of Herb Linn as deputy director of the WVU Injury Control Research Center (WVU-ICRC).