Members of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito's, R-W.Va., staff and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention representatives stop by the WVU Injury Control Research Center to hear about the latest research and outreach. Topics ranged from suicide and opioid addiction to distracted driving and the Safe Communities initiative. Left to right: Legislative assistant J.T. Jezierski, Injury Control Research Center Assistant Director for Outreach Herb Linn, Director of Federal and State Higher Education Intiatives Suzanne Bentzel, ICRC Director Dr. Robert Bossarte, legislative assistant Dana Richter, Associate Vice President for Clinical Innovations, Planning and Operations Dr. Jeffrey Coben, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Director Dr. Deb Houry and ICRC Public Health Advisor Dr. Shakiyla Smith.
High schoolers from around the state have fun while learning during the Health Sciences & Technology Academy Biomedical Camp. This group, led by School of Public Health faculty member Baqiyyah Conway, looked at obesity rates in males versus females.
Dr. Christiaan Abildso, interim co-director of the Health Research Center, captures a shot of Chapman's Peak during sundown at Hout Bay, a town near Cape Town. Abildso helped lead an Adventure WV trip to South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho in July. Students learned about the social, psychological and cultural aspects of physical activity and health in these countries as they explored and participated in service projects to support local initiatives.
Left to right: Developmental Advising Specialist Megan O'Dell, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Linda Alexander and Interim Chair, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences Dr. Mike McCawley work as a team to build an object out of PVC pipe that represents the School of Public Health. The exercise was part of the Summer Workshop for Instructors of Undergraduate Courses organized by Assistant Dean for Program Development and Operations Janet Hunt. The workshop included sessions on applied learning techniques and assessment, experiential connections with Adventure WV, a demo of the TOP HAT teaching platform and an undergraduate program update.